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Mountain Man Hash has become one of my favorite dishes on my breakfast menu when I'm camping,  four wheeling or just relaxing at home.  Its easy to make, and will provide you with a very satisfying and tasty breakfast. My hash isn't just for breakfast, as I serve it frequently as a dinner dish.  This stuff is good!

Special tools:  Cast iron frying pan, large stirring spoon, sharp knife
Preparation time:  About 10 minutes
Cooking time:  About 10 minutes
Yield:  1 serving

4-oz bacon, including fat, finely diced
1 potato, any variety, diced; I prefer red potatoes
2 eggs
2 tablespoons Kraft shredded Mexican four cheese blend
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
2 gloves garlic, minced
1/4 onion, any variety, minced
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon Canadian seasoning
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons olive oi

In the frying pan, cook bacon to desired texture; set aside.  Leave drippings in pan.

Wash potatoes with water, dice; do not peel skin.  Set aside.  Dice onion, jalapeno peppers and garlic and set aside.  Heat oil in skillet over medium high.  When oil is hot, carefully add potatoes.  Cook about 5 minutes, constantly turning and stirring so each piece is cooked on all sides.  When potatoes start to turn translucent in color, add vegetable mixture, oregano and Canadian seasoning.  Cook about another 5 minutes, constantly stirring until potatoes turn a golden brown in color.

Add bacon, cheese and eggs to the mixture.  Return to medium high heat, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds, until ingredients are well-mixed, cheese is slightly melted and eggs have just started to set. Salt to taste.  Remove from pan and serve immediately.


Left:  A closeup of all the ingredients, cut up and ready to go.  Right:  The bacon is starting to cook; you will  notice that I'm "tailgating," from the tailgate of my truck.  Photo taken at Wagontire, Oregon, on a four wheeling trip to the Oregon Outback.

As an compliment to this meal, I like to serve my Salsa Cruda.  To Norteamericanos, this may sound a little strange for breakfast, but it's a delicious combination and makes this a well-balanced meal.  With the Salsa Cruda, this is my favorite breakfast when I'm out camping or four wheeling, and I've prepared this meal by the trail many times.

You will note that classic stir-fry techniques are used to make this hash.  If you're not familiar with stir-fry, I'd suggest you surf the web and read up on it.  Virtually every recipe I use utilizes stir-fry techniques...


Left:  In the frying pan and done!  Right:  Mountain Man Hash with Salsa Cruda. a complete breakfast and a healthy start to a hard day of four wheeling

I sometimes substitute other meat, such as Italian sausage, Polish sausage, linguica or chorizo for the bacon to give the dish a different flavor.  If you can't find the specified cheese, any shredded jack cheese will work. I've even used processed American cheese with good results.  When served with Salsa Cruda, this is a complete meal, which frequently graces my dinner table at home.

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