The approach of St. Patrick's Day is a great excuse—just in case you need one—to make this rich, salty, delicious breakfast.
Leftover Corned Beef, AKA the Best “Problem” Ever.
Whether you make it or buy it, corned beef and cabbage is a must this time of year. Wear green, eat corned beef, feel a little lucky—it’s a recipe for good vibes all around. As is making enough corned beef to have leftovers! Because what’s a dinner of corned beef and cabbage without the promise of corned beef hash for breakfast the next day? If you’ve never made hash before, don’t worry! It’s really easy. Let’s jump in!
What Is Corned Beef Hash
Of course, the answer to this all important question lies in yet another question! What is hash itself? Well, hash is basically a catch all. Like so many other brunch recipes—hello, frittatas, omelets, and quiche!—hash is basically a way of stretching last night's leftovers. You take something delicious leftover from dinner (in this case, corned beef) and dress it up with a few inexpensive ingredients and a little heat and voila! The dregs of your St. Patrick’s Day feast are transformed into a breakfast feast of their very own. Our corned beef hash recipe gets a little fancy—with Brussels sprouts (they’re basically tiny cabbages, making this recipe kind of like corned beef and cabbage 2.0. Kind of genius, right?) cream and shallots—but fundamentally our hash recipe (Iike all great ones) is all about crispy, salty pan-fried potatoes and a perfectly fried egg.
How to Make Corned Beef Hash
When we say that corned beef hash is easy, we really mean it! Is it weekday-easy? Probably not. But it’s definitely easier than schlepping to brunch and waiting in line and then waiting to order and then waiting for your food to come. Here are a few tips to help make sure that your hash-making experience is a good one—no luck needed:
- Dice the potatoes into super tiny cubes. Since the only cooking the potatoes get is a pan-fry, you’ll want to make sure that the potato pieces are small. The smaller the potato pieces, the faster they’ll cook.
- Same goes for the Brussels sprouts! It may sound fussy to quarter them, but it’ll ensure they’re nice and tender even with just a quick fry.
- Go for real butter and real cream—a little goes a long way, and using any sort of substitute will make the whole hash fall flat. There’s no getting around it—this is an indulgent breakfast, so indulge!
- If you don’t have leftover corned beef, you can often find it in the deli section of your local grocery store. Especially in the month of March!
3 Weekend Breakfast Recipes We Love:
Hash It Out!
Did you give this hash recipe a go? Leftover corned beef—such a good problem to have, right? Snap a photo of your corned beef hash and maybe even a video of the beautiful people you feed it to. Tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!