Posted on June 18, 2012

Breakfast Potatoes from Newly-Released Cookbook, “Bravo!”

  • Serves 6
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 cups small cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups quartered white mushrooms
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or 1 tablespoon dried

This is a wholesome alternative to the greasy fried and overly salted potato dishes often served at breakfast time. This dish can be prepared ahead of time, so all you need to do is bake it before serving.

From Bravo! Health Promoting Meals from The TrueNorth Kitchen

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Pierce each potato a few times with a fork or paring knife. Put the potatoes directly on a rack in the center of the oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until tender. The potatoes are done when a paring knife can be easily inserted in the center.  Turn off the oven. Transfer the potatoes to a cooling rack.

When the potatoes are cool to the touch, peel and dice them. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the potatoes on the lined baking sheet.  Scatter the cauliflower, mushrooms, tomatoes, and onion over the potatoes.  Sprinkle with the granulated garlic and granulated onion. (At this point the baking sheet can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for 8 to 12 hours.  When you are ready to bake the dish, bring the vegetables to room temperature while you preheat the oven.  Remove the plastic wrap before baking.)

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until all the vegetables start to brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the basil and parsley. Serve hot.

Note: It takes about 1 hour for the baked potatoes to cool down enough to be peeled. For speed and convenience, the potatoes can be baked 1 day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

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Ramses Bravo

Chef Ramses Bravo is the executive chef for TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California and author of Bravo! Health-Promoting Meals from The TruthNorth Kitchen. Ramses has worked in numerous hotels and restaurants over his 14-year career, including a position as executive chef for the renowned Kenwood Inn and Spa in California.

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