Hashing out thoughts about potatoes

Did you know that the same makers of delicious Chobani Greek yogurt also make feta cheese?

The feta company is called Euphrates and boy is it good! Chobani has so generously showered me (and my readers) with love in the past and Euphrates recently did the same.

I came home one day to find, not one, but two gigantic bricks of feta cheese.  Seriously.  Each brick of cheese is about the size of four bricks stacked two by two.  That’s a lot of cheese!

So needless to say, I’ve been finding all kind of ways to use delicious Euphrates feta cheese on anything and everything.

Here’s what I made last night.

Healthy Veggie Hash (serves 2)

1 small red potato, cubed
1 small sweet potato, cubed
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
6 rainbow chard leaves, chopped
2 eggs
1 cup egg whites
2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
fresh ground pepper
1 oz. feta cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Oil one large baking sheet.  Toss potatoes and red pepper in 1 tsp. of extra virgin olive oil or spray with a Misto.  Spread veggies out evenly over the pan so they do not overlap. Sprinkle generously with 1/4 tsp. sea salt.  Roast for 25- 30 minutes.

Sautee chard in a hot skillet or pan with a bit of olive oil until it begins to wilt.  Whisk together eggs, egg whites, a pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper. Add to the pan with the chard.  Use a spatula to scrape the egg of the bottom of the pan and to flip the egg so it cooks thoroughly, just as you would do with scrambled egg.  Once eggs are almost cooked through, add rosemary and cook for at least one additional minute.

Split roasted veggies, plating them on two plates.  Top each plate with half of the egg and chard mixture.  Sprinkle each with 1/2 oz. of feta cheese.

This was so filling, so healthy, and so good.  Although it didn’t stop me from having a slice of watermelon for dessert.

This was my first time making a dish that used both white potatoes (red potatoes, in this case) and sweet potatoes.  I used to love sweet potatoes so much more than white potatoes, but I’ve been on a big white potato kick lately.

White potatoes, in my opinion, have unfairly gotten a bad rap.  If eaten with the skin on and in moderation, I believe they can be a healthy part of your diet.  This article is a good resource to explain the nutritional value of white potatoes.  Just because most Americans are overweight and consume tons of white potatoes, doesn’t mean white potatoes are bad.  After all, most Americans are consuming white potatoes in french fry form, not in a hash with other veggies and full-of-protein eggs. Just sayin’.

Are you a lover of white potatoes? 

If you had to choose between the two, would you choose sweet or white potatoes?