13.5.10

Corned Beef Hash

Now that the rain has stopped and the sun is bright, I am back outside working on my house and garden.  Yesterday I took care of a huge branch that fell off my crabapple tree and cleared dead wood from my Dogwood.  And put the second coat of paint on my foundation so I can now order in soil to top up my beds.  Then I will be ready for planting! 

So I have not been cooking very much.  I have never made corned beef hash.  This is inspired by a recipe from Epicurious.com   I use that website a lot. 

I made this with my big ol' cast iron pan.  But wouldn't it be fun, if you had a set of small cast iron pans, to serve it directly to the table with each person having their own pan!  The food would stay hot for a long time.  Everybody would get lots of nice crispy pieces.


Corned Beef Hash                       serves one
  • 1 baking (russet) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup cooked corned beef, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 large egg (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Cook potatoes in boiling salted water to cover until just tender, about 3 minutes, then drain. Coarsely chop corned beef.
Sauté onion and bell pepper in butter in a small nonstick skillet over moderately high heat, stirring, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add potatoes and sauté over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in corned beef and salt and pepper to taste, then cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Add cream and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
If desired, make a hole in hash and break 1 egg into it. Cook over moderately low heat, covered, 5 minutes, or until egg is cooked to desired doneness, and season with salt and pepper. Garnish hash with parsley.

10 comments:

  1. Absolutely love corned beef hash and this looks wonderful! Check out some of those great swap meets and you'll find your little cast iron pans pronto.That's what I did years ago - course I was also lucky enough to marry a guy with a HUGE collection of 'em. Lucky me!

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  2. I grew up on corned beef hash so this does bring back memories.

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  3. I love corned beef hash! My dearly beloved likes his with eggs, but I like mine straight up.

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  4. June> a guy with his own pots! That's a catch! Good idea to buy them.

    Valli> I have rarely had corned beef - the occasional reuben, but they always seem so big and calorific.

    Marjie> I am not usually an 'egg' person but it was good with the egg in the middle.

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  5. I've never made corned beef hash before either but it's one of hubby's favorites and he orders it often in restaurants. Guess I should try this recipe and see if I can do it at home, eh?

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  6. Good luck with your gardening. Hope you have some fun in the non-snow.

    How is your business idea going?

    Cheers!

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  7. Wow,
    wonderful n healthy recipe...def gonna try this.

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  8. It is wonderful to be able to use leftover and create something delicious. I have bought slow cooker today after reading your previous post!

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  9. This is one dish I never think of making and yet i should! It seems so easy to whip up and is filling as well!

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  10. I never make this... probably because I never seem to find a piece of corned beef that's big enough to give much in the way of leftovers... this is so good and I have your wonderful recipe for making my own corned beef... sounds like a plan! Hope your gardening is going well... it is so much fun to have a new place to play!

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