Corned Beef Hash Recipe, FTW!

Gentle Readers, one of the very best parts of corned beef is having leftovers. In fact, lean in close now, I actually prefer corned beef hash to the original corned beef. I know, I know, sandwiches are lovely and mustard is nice, but fried beef, onions, and potatoes? Winning.

Corned beef hash with eggs over medium and Irish soda bread.

Corned beef hash with eggs over medium and Irish soda bread.

For the record, this is as good as it looks, and was a huge hit with the whole crew.

Corned Beef Hash Recipe

1 Tablespoon of butter
3 Russet potatoes, peeled, diced, and boiled (I didn’t have cooked potatoes on hand, and if you don’t either, just boil them in water for 10-12 minutes–don’t salt it though), then drained and cooled
1 medium onion, diced
2-3 cups finely diced or cubed corned beef (not going to lie, I put the beef and the onion in the food processor for a few quick pulses, don’t judge)
milk, gravy, broth, etc.

1. Heat the butter in a cast iron skillet over a strong medium heat. Meanwhile, mix the potatoes, onion, and beef in a medium sized bowl. Add a liquid of some sort, just a bit, until the mixture holds together but isn’t soupy. (Don’t fret if it doesn’t form a patty, it is delicious no matter what.)

The corned beef mixture before the food processor.

The corned beef mixture before the food processor.

2. Put 3 or 4 generous mounds of corned beef mixture into the melted butter. Do not overcrowd the pan like I did. Cook for 10 minutes without messing with it, until it forms a nice crust.

Do not overcrowd the pan, it won't get crispy before you get hungry.

Do not overcrowd the pan, it won’t get crispy before you get hungry.

3. Now you can either flip it and repeat, or stick under the broiler (I chose this option because of the previous overcrowding issue).

Corned beef hash made healthy with spinach and ninjas.

Corned beef hash made healthy with spinach and ninjas.

4. When the corned beef hash reaches your desired amount of crispy, serve, preferably with runny eggs and hot sauce if you’re inviting me over.

That’s it. Very simple. Each time you make it, it will be different. That is part of the joy of cooking with leftovers. Are you a hash fan? What’s your method? Post a comment, send a tweet, or feel free to invite me over to dinner. 🙂

Email your leftovers, questions, and kitchen victories to practical cook at gmail dot com. Connect on Facebook: The Practical Cook Blog. (Thanks in advance for spreading The Practical Cook Blog word. Press “like” on Facebook today! Also, follow the food pictures on Instagram @amylewi.)

Follow practicalcook on Twitter

Coming up Friday, Life by a Kitchen Timer: A Discovery

Advertisements

3 Comments

Filed under Recipes

3 responses to “Corned Beef Hash Recipe, FTW!

  1. okay….I’m Bowing Down right now because I’ve been looking all over for a good corned beef hash recipe, and nothing resembles what i grew up on out of the can. It’s bad, but that stuff was Gold to me growing up Especially with yummy Cheese on top! Thanks for posting this because I’m def making it this weekend for my family!

  2. Pingback: Reader Questions and Feedback: Angry Vegans, Punked by a Reader, and More! | The Practical Cook

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s