Homemade Hash



The kids, Ken, and I were visiting friends recently, and there was leftover ham.  Like really good leftover ham.  Instead of letting it go to waste, Ken decided to make ham hash and eggs for everyone the next morning.  Enjoy Ken’s pics and commentary!


Leftover ham

Leftover ham. This was literally the best ham I’ve ever had.  This is more commonly done with deli corned beef, but leftover ham is just fine.


* 1 lb of leftover ham

* Big white onion

* Head of parsley

* 4 big Idaho potatoes

* Three cloves of garlic

* Olive oil

* Salt and pepper

* 12 eggs


(serves 6-8)

Onion and parsley

Head of parsley. Big white onion. And three cloves of garlic (not pictured)

Boil potatoes

4 potatoes. Cut into 1/2 to 1 inch sized cubes. Cover in water and cook about 8 minutes (after water reaches a light boil), or until soft.

French flag

1 lb. of ham. Pictured with diced onions and parsley.  Also dice garlic (not pictured).

Ham art


Brown onions

Heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil (medium heat). Brown onions.  Cast iron skillet is preferable (mostly for presentation when serving), but not essential.

Ham and onions

Push the onions to the side. Brown the ham for 5 minutes. #BrownHam. Add garlic and cook for three more minutes.

Ham mix

Once brown, move the ham/onion/garlic mix to a bowl

Brown potatoes

Heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil and brown the boiled potatoes (about 4 minutes a side)

brown hash

Once the potatoes start to brown, add the ham/onion/garlic mix back to the potatoes. Keep on medium heat until you reach desired brownness/crispiness (personal preference).  If I had more time, I would have browned these more.

Fry eggs

In a non-stick pan, fry eggs together. Not sure if this is James Beard compliant, but it works.  The most challenging part is making sure there is no uncooked egg white on top.  You can accomplish by using a spatula to hold the cooked egg in place, and tilting the pan to let the uncooked egg white touch the pan surface.


Once cooked, slide the eggs onto the hash, sprinkle with parsley. Serve!




My hubby is responsible for almost all of the unhealthy non-dessert posts on the site.  More are below.  Have a good weekend!


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  1. Ohhhhhh myyyyy GOD! My mouth is literally watering looking at this, what a perfect way to start the morning!

  2. yum, lucky you yael…ken’s a hottie – plus bonus …he cooks!

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