Saturday, November 24, 2012
Butternut Squash Sweet Potato & Leek Hash
1/2 large butternut squash [or one small]
1 medium sweet potato
1 medium leek
2-3 tablespoons of preferred vegetable oil [I used rice bran]
1/4 garlic granules
coarse ground pepper
2 eggs [optional]
Peel, halve and scoop out the seeds from the butternut squash. Peel and halve the sweet potato. By using a medium thick cheese grater, grate them them onto a tea towel or other absorbent material to soak up the extra moisture they'll release. Sprinkle with a touch of salt and set aside for about 15 minutes.
Cut the bottom and top off the leek. Peel the outer layer or two off the leek and slice into thin medallions. In a medium sized pan [I used my cast iron skillet] heat your oil over low to medium heat. Cook them while stirring occasionally until they start to become translucent.
Once the squash and sweet potatoes are done resting, toss them in with the leeks. Add a bit more salt, pepper and garlic granules. Mix together well, add in another dash of oil if necessary and cook on low for about 7-10 minutes. Allow the mixture to brown on the bottom. Stir or flip to brown the other side. Repeat until you've found your desired texture.
Once the hash is just about done and you're feeling in the mood for it, crack two eggs over top and cover with a lid. Remove from heat and do not lift cover, the eggs will cook themselves in about 5 minutes.
LIVING SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE