Wednesday, December 5

Five-Ingredient Bacon Hash

I make a lot of hashes since they’re a great way to use up any random ingredients I have in the fridge. Sometimes I don’t have much at all lying around, but it’s still possible to make a satisfying one-skillet meal. This recipe only calls for five ingredients (and small amounts of them): potato, eggs, bacon, scallions, and garlic. It’s a perfect meal for a single cook, or really any cook who’s dining alone, but it can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. And such is the beauty of a hash, feel free to add (or take away) ingredients as your fridge allows – see here, here, here, and here for inspiration.

Bacon-Scallion-Potato Hash:
  • Dice 4 slices of thick-cut bacon and place in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until fat has rendered and bacon bits are crisp.
  • Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving fat in the pan.
  • Add in 1 large peeled and diced potato* and cook for 5 minutes, turning occasionally, or until potato is starting to brown.
  • Add in a 1/4 c. of water and cover skillet with a lid.
  • Cook potato for another 5 minutes, or until nearly tender, and all liquid has evaporated.
  • Uncover and stir in 4 sliced scallions.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until scallions have softened, then stir in 1 clove of minced garlic.
  • Stir in the bacon to combine then transfer hash to a plate.
  • Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel and cook an egg to your liking.
  • Serve egg on top of the hash and enjoy.

Serves one-two
*I used a Russet potato.