Get creative in the kitchen and save the canned Who Hash for the Grinch! What’s included in hash varies from one cook to the next and can really be any combination of chopped ingredients that taste good browned up in a skillet. Teach your kids how leftovers can be transformed into a quick and tasty meal when you experiment with making your own Who Hash.
What you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- cooked meat chopped into small pieces (corned beef, brisket, ham, sausage, turkey–whatever you like or have on hand)
- diced potatoes (or sweet potatoes)
- diced vegetables (carrots, parsnips, turnips, celery, bell peppers–whatever you like or have on hand)
- salt, pepper and other seasonings, such as thyme or rosemary
- chicken or vegetable stock (optional)
- cabbage or spinach (optional)
- eggs (optional)
If you are using leftover cooked vegetables in your hash, dice them first into smaller pieces. Or simmer any potatoes or fresh root vegetables you plan to add to your hash in stock until just tender. Drain and set the vegetables aside.
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, peppers, and/or celery and cook and stir for 5-6 minutes before adding garlic. Cook until tender. Add butter, cooked potatoes, any leftover or other cooked vegetables, salt, pepper, and seasonings and cook until potatoes are golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add cooked meat and heat through.
If you like, sauté some shredded cabbage or chopped spinach and serve your hash on a green bed. You might also try frying or poaching an egg and placing it on top of each hash serving.
Be sure to write down your recipe for Who Hash. It may become a family tradition!