Fingerling Potato & Leek Hash with Rainbow Chard & Eggs


Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Jeanne Kelley, Cooking Light

This tasty meal, packed with chard, is hearty and nutritious enough to satisfy at just about any time of day. 


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 2 cups sliced leek (about 2 large)
  • 12 ounces fingerling potatoes, cut in half lengthwise (about 4 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Spanish smoked paprika, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 cups thinly sliced trimmed Swiss chard leaves and ribs (about 1 medium bunch)
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded Gruyère cheese


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to the hot skillet. Add the leek and cook until tender and translucent.
  2. Add potatoes and garlic; cook until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chard and cook, stirring frequently, until just tender, about 4 minutes.
  4. Using a spoon, push potato mixture aside to make four egg-size spaces. Crack an egg into each space; sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon paprika over eggs. Cover and cook 3 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over the hash. Cover and cook 2 more minutes or until egg yolks are lightly set.
  6. Dig in!

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Keywords: breakfast, chard, potatoes, eggs, hash