Fried potatoes and egg are usually served for meals. These two can be eaten during breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. They are easy to find at local supermarket and can be kept for a certain period of time.
For some people, potato and egg are the best choices for a daily meal. They are easy to make and relatively cheap. Fried potatoes and egg could be your mood booster, too.
Just imagine you are making fried potatoes and you add egg dishes to it. It will be delicious and you will have enough energy throughout the day. The combination of fried potatoes and eggs will surely please your taste bud.
Potatoes and Egg’s Nutrients
Potato has less carbohydrate than rice, and it is good for diet program. Usually, someone who wants to go on diet substitute rice with potato. Sometimes, they add other foods such as eggs, yogurt, bananas, and kinds of vegetables into their dietary list.
Further, the intake of carbohydrates also affects your blood sugar. If you eat more carbohydrate, you will likely to have a high amount of blood sugar, and that is not good for health. Eating potato could help you maintain the blood sugar.
Here are some facts of potato’s nutrients:
- If you usually eat only the flesh of potato, you have to consider eating the skin as well. It is because both of the flesh and the skin have their own nutrients.
- In general, potato has around 110 calories and the number may rise due to the cooking style. For example, baked potato counts healthier than baked potato with butter topping. The serving size is also important.
- Fiber in potato will help lowering cholesterol blood and constipation.
- Surprisingly, potato contains enough vitamin C to help strengthen the immune system. Vitamin C also works as an antioxidant and promote glowing and healthy skin.
- Vitamin B6 in potato can help the body to breakdown the food into energy and maintains the metabolism.
- Potato provides potassium, a nutrient needed to maintain blood-pressure.
- In human body, iron transports oxygen from head to toe and if you don’t have enough amounts of iron, you will easily falling tired and fatigue. Potato has the recommended daily value of iron.
That is about potato’s nutrient. Then, what about eggs? It’s well known that egg is a good source of protein regardless whether it is brown or white eggs.
White and brown eggs have the same amount of nutrients. The yolk contains 80% of calories and vitamins and minerals as well. The white part, called albumin, contains water and proteins.
Moreover, eggs contain vitamin A, B-complex vitamin, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, phosphorus, selenium, calcium, and zinc. It also contains antioxidants and omega-3s.
Consuming eggs helps to improve heart health and it aids the growth and development of body. It maintains the function of thyroid and has the benefits in improving cognitive health.
There is no restriction of eggs amount to be consumed, but since eggs contain cholesterol, it’s advised to not eat it everyday. Even so, eggs still become the sources of protein.
Fried Potatoes and Egg’s Recipes
The combination of potatoes and eggs are good for health. The usual combination includes fried potatoes and egg. This time, perhaps you want to try making Spanish Omelette, a dish made with mixed fried potatoes, eggs, and onion. Here is the recipe:
- 9 eggs
- 3 onions, peeled and sliced
- 1 teaspoon Knorr Chicken Granules
- 6 potatoes, peeled and sliced thickly
- 500 ml sunflower oil
- Heat the oil in large non-sticking pan. Fry the onions and potatoes until turning golden brown.
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs and add in the Knorr Chicken Granules.
- Drain the onions and potatoes and add in immediately into the egg batter.
- Pour out the oil, leaving just approximately one tablespoon. Lower the heat, put the egg batter. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Compress the omelet’s surface with a spatula.
- If the inside is cooked, try to shake the pan. If the omelet wobbles, flip the omelet to cook the other side. Cook for another 6 minutes.
- Tuck the edges and hold the plate over the pan. Flip the cooked omelet and put it on the plate.
- Press down the omelet using another plate to keep the moisture.
- Remove the plate and the omelet is ready to be served.
The total calories of this dish are 1430 calories with 40 minutes of preparation. The recipe above is the basic recipe. If you want to add some vegetable into the egg batter, that will be okay too.
A touch of red paprika can beautify the omelet’s appearance. Or, you can try to mash the fried potato so the mixture of the fried egg becomes softer. An addition of vegetable salad will make it perfect fried potatoes salad dishes for breakfast or lunch.
This fried potatoes and egg recipe also can be modified according to your liking. Just make sure to pick the best ingredients. This will surely be your mood booster of the day!