Potato-Egg Hash

potato hash 4 

1 medium to large potato

2 green onions diced

1/8 of a medium white or red onion diced

½ cup of left over meat (steak or ham work but I’ve also used deli meat.)

½ C milk (I use 2%)

4 eggs

1-2 tsp Kosher salt (this truly depends on how big your potato is. The larger it is, the more salt you may need)

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 Tbs butter (olive oil may be used, but I prefer butter when working with potatoes, Taste preference) The idea is to use enough so it does not stick.

  • Microwave your potato for 41/2 to 5 ½ minutes depending on wattage of your unit. The potato should “squeeze gently” when you pull it out without any hard spots. It should NOT be wrinkled up and filled with air pockets. Chunk it up when it comes out.
  • Dice up your veggies and meat while the potato is cooking.
  • Put the onions and potato into the pan with butter. Add 1 tsp salt and all of the pepper. Cook on medium to medium high. Stir every couple of minutes. Do not constantly stir because then your potatoes will not get the crispy browning that is preferred.
  • When the onions begin to caramelize add the meat and taste the potatoes. At this point you may want to add more salt or pepper. Keep in mind that different types of potatoes will be sweeter and need less salt than others. While some will simply gobble up the salt as if you never applied it.
  • Cook this mixture until the potatoes are browned. The meat will brown with them and the onions may appear to almost dissolve away.
  • Mix the eggs with the milk in a separate bowl.
  • Once the potatoes are browned, add the egg mix to the pan and stir. Not constantly but enough to allow the eggs to “gel” a little on the underside before you “turn” the mix over. Do not treat this like an omelet. It will completely fall apart on you if you do. There are too many items that are heavy with edges for the eggs to work with as an omelet.
  • Once the eggs are finished cooking, serve it.

This will serve 4-5 people, maybe more depending on if other items such as toast, bacon, etc are also being served.

Optional: jalapenos, bell peppers, cheese, freshly minced garlic

For the lactose intolerant, you may substitute orange juice for the milk. It will give your eggs a slightly sweet and tangy flavor, but is delightful. It will also make them a bit more delicate.

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