Friday, October 15, 2010

Curried Ham and Vegetable Hash with Apple

A simple recipe to get me back in the swing of this writing exercise I use as food catharis. And a part of my renewed 'cooking good food for yourself is more healthful' meme.

I know it's been a long time. I've been eating. There are actually quite a few things I have to write about that are meta, larger-picture food pieces on place and places, on growing and providing. For now, I cooked lunch at home today because I could.

I give you...

Curried Ham and Vegetable Hash with Apple

For a nice lunch for two...

1/2 cup diced potato
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 minced cloves of garlic
1/3 cup diced apple
1/3 cup diced ham
1/4 cup diced red pepper
1/2 cup shredded Brussel's Sprouts
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp curry powder
4 T water

Salt and pepper throughout the cooking process.
Saute the potato, onion, and garlic until the onions sweat and the potatoes begin to brown.
Add the apple, red pepper, and ham and stir through.
Add the curry powder and water, cover, and steam/saute for 10 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
Add the sprouts and toss through on high heat until the leaves are wilted and heated through.

It's a hot, crunchy, soft, bright, sweet, salty delicious mash-up of all good things. If you have other things to throw in, do it. If you're doing this for brunch, add poached eggs. If you're a die hard 'hon from Bal'mer, you could sub Old Bay for the curry powder. If you're vegetarian, by all means, please omit the ham.


Heidi said...

So, here I sit with exactly those ingredients (okay the onion is yellow) in my fridge and you have kindly supplied the inspiration for tonight's supper! Thanx muchly.

kitchengeeking said...

How'd it turn out???

Heidi said...

It was WONDERFUL. In fact, some of us are having ham for Thanksgiving while the vegetarians have chick peas. I'm going to make this without the ham as a side dish for both. Thank you for the wonderful concoction!