This Mediterranean potato hash is another one-skillet recipe with diced potatoes, asparagus, chickpeas...and more!  All dressed in Mediterranean spices and topped with poached eggs. P.S. Comes together in 25 minutes or less!

Potato Hash with poached eggs on top

Many of us, in fact the majority of North Americans, start our days with a cold bowl of cereal or a quick something on-the-go. No judging here! Let's face it, our mornings start early and they go way too fast.

I like to change things up, but the most I've been able to add to a weekday breakfast is a Greek yogurt of sorts or a quick poached egg for a little protein. Only on the weekends am I able to do the Mediterranean breakfast thing-- a table spread with a variety of small plates, anything from sliced fresh vegetables, an assortment of cheeses to hummus and homemade falafel. Often times, when I want to keep my kitchen cleanup to a minimum, I just stick with a breakfast skillet like today's Mediterranean potato hash.

Mediterranean Potato Hash in skillet with toppings and broken poached egg

To start with, small diced potatoes are tossed in olive oil with onions and garlic. Then I build the potato hash from there adding chickpeas, a vegetable in season, like asparagus, and some Eastern Mediterranean spices. I top the cooked potato hash with fresh herbs, tomato, feta and poached eggs.

And if you're wondering how to poach eggs, check out my open faced sandwich recipe which covers my favorite method. Remember: even if they're not picture-perfect they'll still be delicious!

Close-up of potato hash and the various colorful ingredients

If you love this hash, don't miss my sweet potato version.  Another healthy and filling breakfast to add to your rotation!

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Mediterranean Potato Hash with Asparagus, Chickpeas and Poached Eggs


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Mediterranean breakfast potato hash with Asparagus, chickpeas and poached eggs on top. A flavorful and nutrition-packed meal to kick-start your day.


Ingredients

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  • Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 russet potatoes, diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lb baby asparagus, hard ends removed, chopped into ¼ inch pieces
  • 1 ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp Za'atar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • Pinch sugar
  • 4 eggs (to be poached)
  • Water
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley, stems removed

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Turn the heat to medium-high and add the chopped onions, garlic and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until the potatoes are tender (some of the potatoes may gain a bit of a golden crust, which is good!)
  2. Add the chickpeas, asparagus, a dash more salt and pepper and the spices. Stir to combine. Cook for another 5-7 minutes. Turn the heat to low to keep the potato hash warm; stir regularly.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to a steady simmer and add 1 teaspoon vinegar. Break the eggs into a bowl. Stir the simmering water gently and carefully slide the eggs in. The egg whites should warp around the yoke. Cook for 3 minutes exactly, then remove the eggs from the simmering water and onto kitchen towel to drain briefly. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove the potato hash from the heat and add the chopped red onions, tomatoes, feta and parsley. Top with the poached eggs. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 14 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Step-by-step tutorial for this Mediterranean Potato Hash

Heat 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Turn the heat to medium-high and add the chopped onions, garlic and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until the potatoes are tender (some of the potatoes may gain a bit of a golden brown crust, which is good!)
Add the chickpeas, asparagus, a dash more salt and pepper and the spices. Stir to combine. Cook for another 5-7 minutes. Turn the heat to low to keep the potato hash warm; stir regularly.

Ingredients of hash cooking in skillet. Onions, garlic, potatoes, chickpeas, asparagus, a dash more salt and pepper and the spices.

Ingredients of potato hash cooking in skillet
Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to a steady simmer and add 1 teaspoon of vinegar. Break the eggs into a shallow bowl. Stir the simmering water gently and carefully slide the eggs in. The egg whites should warp around the yoke. Cook for 3 minutes exactly, then remove the eggs from the simmering water and onto kitchen towel to drain briefly (important to drain the eggs). Season with salt and pepper.

Four raw eggs with egg whites in bowl

Eggs being poached in a pot of boiling water
Remove the potato hash from the heat and add the chopped red onions, tomatoes, feta and parsley. Top with the poached eggs. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Potato Hash garnished with feta cheese and parsley

Close-up of Potato Hash ready to be served

A couple more Mediterranean Breakfast Recipes:

Easy Egg Casserole, Mediterranean-Style 

Shakshuka: Eggs poached over a Bed of Tomatoes and Green Peppers

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Mediterranean Potato Hash Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. An easy breakfast hash with potatoes, chickpeas, asparagus, tomatoes and Mediterranean spices and fresh herbs. Comes together in less than 30 mins. See the step-by-step today on The Mediterranean Dish.

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  1. Karishma says:

    Hey Suzy, I’m really excited to try this for a weeknight dinner (I’m all about packed breakfasts doubling up for dinner)! I’m a little confused about the potatoes - Are they steamed and then chopped or simply peeled, chopped and then tossed into the skillet? I’m looking to use russet.

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Hi! The potatoes are simply peeled then small diced and cooked in the skillet. Enjoy!

  2. Christine says:

    Easier to make than anticipated. Very flavourful and filling. I didn’t have the za’atar so left it out. A little too much all spice for my taste so would reduce it next time






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Glad you gave it a try, Christine! Thank you for sharing

  3. Jim Thrien says:

    I hate chickpeas, however they are an integral part of this recipe and blend in well with the other ingredients while adding a boost of protein. This breakfast punches you in the face with a very good morning and sets you off on your day. Five stars!






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      So glad you gave this one a shot, Jim! And glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Kaylee says:

    This yummy recipe has become a house hold favorite and is a requested dish now 🙂 thank you for all your hard work! Keep it ☝!






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Yay, Kaylee! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Aaron says:

    I live in India and I'd like to know what is the best replacement for asparagus in this recipe.

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Hi Aaron, really you can swap it for green beans or another vegetable you enjoy. The cooking time will vary, of course.

  6. Lulynn says:

    Could you substitute sweet potatoes instead of russets?

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      That would work perfectly here Lulynn!

  7. Maria says:

    This was absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe.






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Wonderful, Maria! So glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Rachel says:

    This was so good! My husband and I loved it! Amazing!






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Awesome, Rachel! Thanks for giving it a try!

  9. Sarah says:

    Don't have a cast iron skillet right now as I have recently moved. Only have a 2 burner stove top. Is it possible to cook the potatos using a regular pan, or would I need to boil them first?

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Sarah, if you have any other kind of skillet or pan, it should work here too! Enjoy!

  10. Brad says:

    Just wanted to say that I found your sight looking for an authentic shakshuka recipe and then I found this recipe. This recipe is aces and a perfect breakfast for a group using my two large cast iron skillets. I had some mushrooms in the fridge so I added them and some spicy peppers for heat. Everyone loved it with the taboon bread so now I have another recipe sight to use!






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Brad, so glad you found our site! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!!! Hope you'll be trying many more recipes 🙂

  11. Ayida says:

    Hi there! I just landed here because I am starving and the only things edible in my fridge are feta cheese, potatoes and bell peppers...This is the perfect recipe for my cravings right now. I'm off to the kitchen, thank you for the recipe!

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Wonderful, Ayida! Welcome to The Mediterranean Dish. I hope you'll find more recipes to try!

  12. IGOR @ COOKING THE GLOBE says:

    Made this yesterday and loved every bite. Thanks for the recipe!






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Great to hear it Igor! Thank you so much for stopping in.

  13. Brianna says:

    On my gosh. I would eat this for dinner! Looks delicious. Plus, I'm a sucker for all things potato.

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Hey, I won't judge ya if you make it for dinner...it's really quite filling. Enjoy!

  14. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    This is true comfort food for me. I would eat this any time of the day. It's wonderful!






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Isn't it though, Maureen?! Thanks so much for stopping in, friend. So glad to see you here.

  15. mila furman says:

    I love this!!! And those eggs are poached so perfectly!!! And the brightness of the dish would entice everyone's appetites!!!

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Thank you, love! I'm so glad you like this dish.

  16. Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient says:

    Love the vibrant colors and seasonings on this. Sounds like an amazing weekend breakfast for the family to wake up to!

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Hi Mary! Thank you for stopping in. I'll be eager to hear if you try this recipe!