Friday, June 8, 2012

Ham Hash with Eggs

Sundays at home are one of my favorite days. I have always been a “Sundays are for rest” kind of gal and the only thing I ever commit to doing on this day is making breakfast. Todd and I usually watch an early morning Sunday movie and indulge in a heavy breakfast.

About two weeks ago, we had a ham for dinner and the large amount of left-overs was overwhelming. Todd normally makes ham bean soup, but being that summer was just around the turn, soup didn’t sound inviting. Corned beef hash was always a favorite of mine growing up and I thought to myself, “Why not make it with ham?” Then I did.

I loved it.

It was SUPER spicy, (because I wanted it that way,) and left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside. The asbolute best part of hash is that it’s just a combination of ingredients you have on hand… skip items as you go and add in whatever others you like. You’re driving this car, so go a little crazy!

Ham Hash with Eggs (Sunny Side Up)
Serves: Six (6)

Two (2) tablespoons olive oil
One (1) tablespoon butter
Four (4)  small potatoes
One (1) red bell pepper, chopped.
Two (2) stocks celery, chopped.
One (1) Jalapeno, finely chopped.
One (1) vidalia or yellow onion, chopped.
I clove garlic, minced.
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Red pepper flakes, to taste, (optional)
Two (2) Cups ham, diced
Six (6) Eggs

Heat pan over medium/high heat and add olive oil. Add in potatoes, red bell pepper, celery, jalapeno, onions, salt, pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Fry until potatoes are tender with a fork and have nice browning. (About 20 -25 minutes) Here is what that goodness should look like:

Next, add ham and heat until ham is throughout.

Heat a separate pan over medium heat and add butter. Add six eggs. (DO NOT FLIP.) Slowly cook eggs until the whites and yolk reach the desired consistency. Usually this means that the whites are firm and the yolk is thick but not firm but whether you prefer the yolk runny or set is a purely personal preference. You can check the consistency of the yolk by shaking the pan gently and observing how the egg jiggles. With experience, you’ll learn just how long to cook the egg to fit your taste.

Spoon hash onto plate and serve with egg on top.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Source: An inspiration of my own!