How To Make Corned Beef Hash – The Perfect Bruch
$6.36 Recipe / $1.27 Serving
How to Make – Corned Beef Hash Goes Irish – Irish corned beef hash.
Corned beef hash for brunch is a great way to use leftover corned beef especially on St. Patrick’s day, but don’t wait till then. See our corned beef recipe on how to make pull-apart roast corned beef in an instant pot. Also canned corned beef or deli corned beef is always available and works just as well as leftovers especially when topped with a fried egg – with a soft yolk giving a golden richness to the perfect Irish Corned Beef Brunch.
Traditional corned beef hash is easy to make and is a great budget brunch recipe. The key ingredients are corned beef, diced potato, and onions, all fried up until golden and crispy. Just use your leftover potatoes any way you like – some like to have the corned beef roughly mashed into potatoes others like shredded corned beef and mashed potato. So I hope you can see that there are as many ways to make this dish as there are people – I have even heard of corned beef Irish Croquette.
If you really want to get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, add some shredded cabbage (or brussels sprout) and top with some kosher salt. What Type of potatoes are best for corn beef and crispy potatoes hash. Use a waxy variety of potatoes because they will hold together better when you fry them in a cast-iron skillet. However, softer potatoes like Idahos or russets also work fine and work well with a cabbage hash. So read on and we will show you – How to make corned beef hash and eggs?
Let’s look at the step-by-step way to make this budget friend corned beef brunch. You can also see our full length video here.
We used leftover potatoes from our corned beef dinner the day before but to make the potatoes from scratch see below on what you do.
How to cut corned beef correctly?
Now we are ready to use them in our corned beef mixture. Place your pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Melt the butter with a little olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the onions and cook till they turn clear – just a few minutes, now add in the cooked potato and cook until they are golden brown. Next, add in the cooked corned beef and cook, turning occasionally and all is nice and hot.
Take off the heat and set aside. Now in a separate pan – cook your two eggs, for presentation we like sunnyside up, but make them your favorite way, even a poached egg is great.
Serve Irish corned beef hash with a fried or poached egg over each portion and garnish with chopped chives.
Irish Corned Beef Hash in the pan is definitely one of the best budget brunches. As a special treat if you have any Irish soda bread then serve it with that lightly toasted. You simply can not beat homemade corned beef hash.
How To Make crispy corned beef hash
To make it crispy do not stir it all the time – let each side crisp up on medium to high heat for 1-2 minutes before turning.
How do you make canned corned beef hash crispy?
This is a little more difficult – but to make canned corned beef hash crispy use a hot cast iron skillet that retains the heat and let each side dry out and get rid of some of the surface moisture. Use vegetable oil not butter as Butter burns much faster.
What to Serve with Corned Beef Hash
What goes with corned beef hash? – Corned beef hash is really a stand alone breakfast,but you can serve it with
- fried egg
- poached egg
- diced bell pepper
- Irish soda bread
- hollandaise sauce
For St. Patrick’s Day served with a tall glass of green smoothie will add to the fun theme of Green.
What to do with all this leftover corned beef?
The best way to use a leftover corned beef roast is to make a hash, but you can also make potato croquettes which are really yummy.
Can you use fresh potatoes for this recipe?
Yes you can just wash or scrub them, and bake in the oven until tender fork tender and then make the hash.
Here is how you use fresh potatoes for corned beef hash – Clean and scrub the potatoes and roughly cut them into 1/2-inch cubes. Place 1 tablespoon of butter, seasoned with salt and pepper and any other favorite herbs you have into a large zip-top bag and add the potatoes. Toss the bag around until the potatoes are coated. Now put the coated diced potatoes evenly on the cast iron skillet, pan, or baking tray with parchment paper. Bake for about 25 minutes, turning once halfway through baking time. Check the cooked potatoes are fork-tender and just beginning to show a hint of golden color.
Don’t have a cast iron skillet? – then any pan is fine – we used a normal pan.
Irish Corned Beef Hash
- 1 pound potato Waxy Type Is Best
- 1 cup onion finely diced
- ½ pound corned beef
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp chives finely diced
- 1 tbsp parsley finely diced
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Place your pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Melt the remaining butter with a little olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the onions and cook till they turn clear
- Add in the cooked potato and cook until they are golden brown
- Next add in the cooked corned beef and cook, turning occasionally and all is nice and hot. Take off the heat and set aside
- Now in a separate pan – cook your two eggs, for presentation we like sunnyside up, but make them your favorite way, even a poached egg is great.
- Serve Irish corned beef hash with a fried or poached egg over each portion and garnish with chopped chives.