Back in my previous food life, I loved a good potato hash. Something about fried potatoes smothered in onions and cheese and dripping with ketchup makes a breakfast fit for queen.
Partnering with a THM lifestyle is so wonderful I never have to feel like I'm sacrificing. Potato Hash is one of them.
In my hunt to replace the white potato with something I was full of ideas. I came across the lovely
Now... Why not Potato and why rutabaga?
Potatoes are starchy and when have you ever eating a potato alone. It's almost always fried, drenched in sour cream or spread with cheese. They are also high on the glycemic index.
All a no-no in the THM world.
Enter: The Rutabaga.
It is lower in carbs (about half a white potato) and only rates a 5 on the glycemic index. White potatoes are 13.
They golden up nicely and while people say they taste like a turnip, I've never had a turnip so they just taste like a... rutabaga!
1 cup peeled and diced rutabaga
half of each: red, green and yellow pepper, diced the same size
1/2 cup diced onion
6 pieces of bacon
coconut oil, butter or bacon fat
s & p
shredded cheddar cheese
sugar free ketchup
Instructions (with pictures)
First cook your 6 pieces of bacon, crispy, and then let them cool. As you can plainly see I have made more because you can NEVER cook bacon without snacking on one. This is low sodium turkey bacon. You can use regular bacon. I love that, too. But, as a preference, I just enjoy the taste of turkey bacon better.
In the same pan heat up your choice of fat. I used bacon fat. I do fix, on occasion, the real fatty bacon for my family. I buy the good, expensive, organic stuff. Save the fat in a jar, in the frig and use it to cook with. (It's wonderful to cook scrambled eggs in. This is Cracker Barrel's secret)
When the pan is nice and hot, add your:
rutabaga, onion, peppers.
Cook it down till it's tender...*NOT MUSH*
I read that rutabaga can overcook and get mushy easily so as tempted as I was to cook this on high heat I kept it at medium and just waited patiently.
Once it's tender add your bacon back in and season with salt and pepper.
Whoa-La... Hash! I topped mine with cheese and sf ketchup. It was delicious I ate both servings. I am growing a little one, so I had an excuse ;)
1 cup of Rutabaga is 15g carbs with 3g fiber = Net carbs 12
2 servings makes this 6 carbs each!
This is so versatile...Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Linner and Dinner!!!
*You can give it a Mexican flare with shredded chicken, avocado, salsa and sour cream and monterey jack cheese!
*Shredded pork and sugar free bbq sauce!
*Great with a scrambled egg!