Monday, August 16, 2010

Breakfast after dark

I am a big fan of what my friend Anthony calls "breakfast after dark" which is breakfasty foods eaten for dinner.  This version of breakfast after dark featured scrambled tofu, roasted tomato, mushrooms & an awesome hash brown.  The hash brown was by far the highlight of the meal & was based on a recipe I found on  These hash browns are really good & there is a possibility that I ate 3 of them.

Hash Browns

  • 1/2cup water (approximately)
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp massel chicken stock powder
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced (I whizzed mine up in the food processor so it was really fine)
  • 2 large potatoes peeled
  1.  Boil potatoes until just cooked through & set aside until cool enough to handle
  2. Blend cashews and water with garlic, stock powder & onion powder until smooth - I started with about 1/4 cup water & just added more until it was really smooth
  3. Grate the potatoes into a bowl & add the onion to it
  4. Pour the cashew mixture into the potato & onion & mix together well, add salt & pepper if you like
  5. Shape the potato mix into 4 flattish balls & place on a greased or lined tray
  6. Turn the oven on to 200degrees & bake the hash browns for about 30 minutes or until well browned


  1. i like to call breakfast for dinner 'brinner.'

  2. whoooa yum! I still need to get around to making scrambled tofu again, my first attempt was a faliure.


  3. We love breakfast dinner too!

    I am excited about those hash browns - I would never have thought to add cashews to the mix.

  4. Yummo! And I agree, you're eating brinner!

  5. brinner and breakfast after dark both are great - much easier than getting up early to prepare a decent breakfast! love the look of your fry up and the hashbrown sounds interesting

  6. Love the sound of the hash browns. I'm going to try them for sure. The cashews are a great addition. PS: Great blog - I've added you to my blogroll.

  7. Yep, everyone has different ideas on what it should be called but I think breakfast after dark fancies it up a bit!

    Thanks Justine - I was just reading your blog today!