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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Corned Beef Hash


IF, and I do mean IF you have leftovers from your corned beef, what can you do with them???  Very rarely do we have leftovers in this house, those lovely pink morsels just seem to get "picked" at until...... hey, where did it all go?  Well, somehow we did have some leftovers, and they managed to survive the day in the fridge.  So what shall I make with them??  I could make a Rueben sandwich - corned beef, with swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and mustard on rye bread, or I could make Corned Beef Hash!!

Tonight faced with only 2 for dinner I decided to give Corned Beef Hash a go.  This is a meal that often features on American menus as a breakfast food, but who says it can't be a dinner food?  It has the two basic elements of a dinner - potato and meat, and with some added extras I think it fits the "easy dinner" criteria very well.

To make enough for 2 this is what I did.

Corned Beef Hash

3 medium sized new potatoes (with skin left on) - cubed
leftover corned beef, around 4 slices
1 small onion, diced
1/4 of red capsicum cut into small pieces
1 dessertspoon wholegrain honey mustard (to taste)
freshly ground black pepper

Placed the cubed potatoes into a saucepan and cover with water, add a small amount of salt.  Bring to the boil and boil for 5 minutes. Drain really well in a colander.

In a frypan heat a small amount of olive oil and fry the onions until they start to soften.  Once they are softened, add the capsicum, cooking over high heat, stirring constantly.  Next add the cubed corned beef, and once that is starting to crisp up, add a small knob of butter.  When the butter has melted add the potato cubes.  Stir constantly over high heat, for a good 5 minutes, or until the potatoes are lovely and golden.  You will get some "sticking" to the pan - just scrape this up - this  adds to the wonderful crispy texture.  Add the mustard and pepper, and salt, if needed.

To serve you can top with a lightly poached egg - this gives it a "sauce" as you break open that beautiful gooey yellow centre.  You can also garnish with cherry tomatoes and steamed asparagus, to help get that veggie count up!  It doesn't seem so much like leftovers now does it??

So tell me Dear Readers do you have a "leftovers meal" you would like to share with us??

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