I hate it when my fridge is not working. I mean it is kind of working; the technician added some Freon and ordered the part that should fix the fridge once and for all. The Freon is supposed to be a temporary fix until he can come back and completes the job. Since my fridge is not 100% yet, we have been trying to avoid buying too many groceries. So preparing dinner today was really like an episode of Food Network’s Chopped (but I was the only contestant, and there was no Ted Allen.)
The mandatory mystery ingredients in the basket are:
Small Yellow Potatoes
Green Bell Pepper
And the clock starts now!!
Ok, really there was no clock, just had to get dinner done before the kids got hungry.
Growing up, my mom used to make a potato hash for breakfast that I loved. As soon as I saw the potatoes, I knew that I wanted to do a take on that. Instead of chopping everything, I decided to utilize the Spiralizer (because I really was in no mood to cutting up all the potatoes and apples.)
Just like on Chopped, since the pantry was available to me, I grabbed a few of my go to ingredients.
(Salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, chili powder, onion powder, cinnamon & nutmeg)
I started by sautéing the bell peppers in some minced garlic and olive oil.
Once the garlic started to brown, I added the potato and apple mixture that had been coated with the dry ingredients.
Less then 30 minutes later, lets just say I was not chopped by my family (aka the judges.)
15 minPrep Time
35 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- 6 small potatoes
- 2 small apples
- 1 bell pepper diced
- 1 table spoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Olive Oil
- Using a Spiralizer, spiral the potatoes and apples.
- Mix the dry ingredients and thoroughly coat the potato apple mixture and set aside.
- Cover the bottom of a pan with Olive Oil and fry the bell pepper with minced garlic for 5 minutes or until garlic starts to brown.
- Add the potato and apple mixture, add ½ cup of water and simmer for 35 minutes at medium low heat or until the potatoes and soft.