Veggie-filled vegan hash browns is a great weekend brunch dish, though they make a fantastic “breakfast-for-dinner” dish, too.
This particular version of vegan hash browns was inspired by a diner in my home town. I’ve been ordering it for years! In it, potatoes on the bottom of a skillet-shaped bowl, followed by tofu, and finally, topped with spinach and tomatoes.
It’s so very simple and not seasoned in any special way. But the combination of ingredients makes it cozy and comforting.
In my version of these next-level hash browns, I don’t bother with the layering (though you’re welcome to do so!). Everything is mixed together, and it tastes just as good that way.
Cook or microwave the potatoes ahead of time, if you can. If you have your potatoes cooked or microwaved ahead of time, these potato and tofu hash browns will have you eating in no time.
Good for brunch or as an easy dinner. Though this is a kind of brunch-y dish, it’s also good for lunch or dinner. Serve with whole-grain toast and fresh fruit (or fruit salad), any time of day.
- 4 to 5 medium or 3 large potatoes
- 14-ounce tub extra-firm tofu
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 to 5 ounces power greens or baby spinach
- 2 medium or 4 small tomatoes, diced
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Bake or microwave the potatoes in their skins until done but still quite firm. When cool enough to handle (ideally at room temperature), peel and cut into large dice.
- Cut the tofu into 6 slabs crosswise slices. Blot well between paper towels or clean tea towels, then cut the slabs into dice. Or, if you have a tofu press, press the tofu ahead of time.
- Heat the half oil in a wide skillet or stir-fry pan. Add the tofu and cook over medium-high heat until golden on most sides, about 8 minutes, stirring often.
- Add the potatoes and drizzle in the remaining oil. Continue to cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the potatoes and tofu are golden brown to your liking.
- Stir in the greens (in batches if needed), cover, and cook until they’re just wilted down.
- Stir in the tomatoes and sprinkle in a generous dusting of paprika. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 382Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 9gSugar: 6gProtein: 18g
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