6-8 small purple potatoes, thinly sliced [measures out to about 4 cups]
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 farm fresh hard boiled egg, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil [or other preferred vegetable oil]
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
fresh oregano, about 1 tablespoon chopped
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, optional
course ground pepper
Scrub your potatoes well, slice them thinly with an extra sharp knife or mandolin slicer. Place them in a bowl of cold water for about 30 minutes. The water will draw out some of the potato's starch and they'll cook up crispier. In a large saute pan heat the olive oil over medium-low. Spread the potatoes as evenly as you can and cook until browned on one side. Now add the vinegar, shallots, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt and pepper. Flip the potatoes over to crisp the other side.
After both sides are crispy brown and the potatoes are heated through top them with the fresh oregano and chopped egg. The warm crispy potatoes are the perfect compliment to the cold chopped egg. Try topping this dish with a fresh hunk of goat cheese [not pictured] it's unbelievably delicious! And, if you're into a vegan option, just eliminate the egg altogether. Friends, if you can't find purple potatoes in a store or farmers' market near you, get creative and keep it nutrient packed, try sweet potatoes instead!