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I will make a profound statement:  Corned Beef Hash is one of my favorite foods to eat, either for breakfast or for dinner.  Is it easy to make?  Yes!   Does homemade corned beef has taste good?  Yes!  I will make another profound statement:  My homemade corned beef hash tastes better than any hash served from a can or eaten in any restaurant.  Period, end of statement.  Read on, and I'll share the secrets of my corned beef hash recipe...

Special tools:  Frying pan or griddle; I prefer cast iron
Preparation time:  About 10 minutes
Cooking time:  About 15 minutes
Yield:  2 servings

1 /2 cup corned beef, chopped into fine pieces
2 medium-sized red potatoes,  unpeeled, diced; see text
1  jalapeno pepper, diced
1/2 white onion, diced; any variety of onion will work
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 tablespoon Canadian Steak Seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil,  more, as needed

Using the classic stir-fry technique, dice corned beef, potatoes, pepper, garlic and onion; reserve.  Slice jalapeno pepper, garlic and onion half into pieces "as fine as you can, "  which will almost relegate them almost to mush.  Dice potatoes into small pieces, about 1/4" square; likewise for the corned beef.  Reserve and set aside.

Heat olive oil in frying pan or griddle to high temperature.  When oil is hot, add diced potatoes and stir-fry over high heat until potato pieces are starting to turn slightly golden; about 4 minutes.  Add diced jalapeno pepper, garlic and onion to diced potatoes, stir continuously over high heat for about a minute.

Reduce heat to medium.  Add diced corned beef to mixture, stir continuously, making sure all ingredients are thoroughly.  Stir-fry over medium heat for about 4 minutes.  Remove from heat and serve immediately.

OK,  I have to admit that I love corned beef hash, straight out of a can, or served in a restaurant.  However, its easy to make superior corned beef hash at home, with a little bit of time, and a similar amount of effort.

Left:  The ingredients for two servings of corned beef hash are seen on the plate.  Note that the Canidian Steak Seasoning is sprinkled over the potatoes.  Right:  Corned beef hash, cooking in a cast iron skillet.

After you've served that corned beef brisket for dinner, slice off a portion of it to save for breakfast, and after you've made your own corned beef hash, you'll throw the can away.

If you have the time, homemade corned beef hash makes an outstanding breakfast, but if your family is like ours, any extravagant morning meals are reserved for brunch, on weekends.  Thus is the fate of a working family...

Photo:  Oh yes, it's payday.  Eggs, fried over easy, toasted English muffins and homemade corned beef hash make a breakfast that die-hard breakfast lovers would die for.

I love to serve my homemade corned beef hash with a couple of eggs fried over easy (my favorite way to eat eggs) with a couple pieces of sourdough French bread, or a buttered English muffin on the side.  Naturally, the meal should be accompanied with a cup or two of fresh-brewed coffee.  Oh boy, life is good...


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