Not long ago I was talking with a friend about hash. He didn’t like it. No wonder, his experience was limited to the stuff in a can. You know the stuff; it has an unpleasant resemblance to dog food.
Home made hash is something else altogether. It is a perfect use for leftover meat and potatoes and it makes a great breakfast.
The basic ingredients are simple. A little cooked meat. It could be a bit of corned beef. It could be a bit of beefsteak, or even prime rib. Add some onion, some leftover baked, boiled, or roasted potatoes and you have hash. It’s good to throw in a few cooked carrots or other veggies if they are left over from a pot roast. Top it with an egg or two. Toast some homemade bread and you have the makings of a good breakfast.
Start by chopping as much onion as you like. While you are cutting the onion, heat a skillet and add a tablespoon or two of oil. Put the onions in the hot pan to start then cooking. Cut the beef into small pieces. I do not like the minced consistency found in cans. I like a bit of size to the pieces. Next, cut up the leftover potatoes. I like the size to be similar to the beef.
Mix meat and potatoes together. Add them to the cooking onions. Stir occasionally until everything is heated through and the potatoes are browned.
Remove the cooked hash to a warm plate and cook an egg or two in the hot pan. Sunny side up or over easy goes well with the hash. Pop a couple of pieces of bread in the toaster and last night’s leftovers are this morning’s special breakfast.
It’s fast and easy and when you think that you have used up leftovers, it’s cheap too.Notice that a modest amount of ingredients produced two nice breakfast plates. Chopping or cutting food increases the volume - sort of a loaves and fishes effect.