White spuds don’t stand a chance against trendy grains and sweet potatoes among health-conscious eaters. The association with restaurant fryers and copious amounts of ketchup probably explains why, but it’s not a fair comparison because deep-fried, sugar-coated anything isn’t very healthy. In fact, potatoes themselves are actually packed with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. And you can dig into an entire baked spud for just 110 calories.
The real key to enjoying potatoes as part of a healthy diet is preparing them properly. Think baked, boiled, sautéed, and steamed. Need some inspiration? These five potato recipes will have you eating healthy and enjoying every last bite.
1. Potato Coins with Fried Eggs
Starting the day with black coffee and a granola bar isn’t going to keep you feeling satisfied for very long. In order to avoid a grumbling stomach and the ensuing foggy feeling mid-morning, you need a more substantial breakfast. Try Oxmoor House‘s potato and egg combo, which will give you plenty of satisfying protein and fiber. With earthy potatoes, sweet onions, and plenty of fresh herbs, it’s one of the most delicious ways to start your day.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 pound fingerling potatoes, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
- 1 cup (¼-inch-thick) vertically sliced onion
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 large eggs
Directions: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to coat. Add potatoes, onion, and salt. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 6 minutes. Add garlic during the last 1 minute of cooking time.
Remove from heat and stir in thyme, parsley, rosemary, and pepper. Remove from skillet and keep warm. Heat same pan over medium-low heat. Add remaining oil and swirl to coat. Add eggs and cook for 1 minute, or until whites are set around edges. Carefully turn eggs and cook 1 additional minute, or until the whites are fully set. Serve eggs with potatoes.