Plaid Pajamas Hash

A colorful hash that fills you up, for breakfast or dinner. If Pajamas can go to Wal-Mart, surely they can go to the dinner table too!

Diced potatoes
Chopped corned beef (raw or cooked)
Diced onion
Diced celery
Shredded carrot
Chopped cabbage
Diced green pepper
Diced red pepper
Diced tomatoes (add at the end after everything else is crispy)
Butter or bacon grease, lard, coconut oil, whatever you have.

Optional: A few eggs to break over the top and stir in at the end, and cook until the eggs are set.

Hash has no real recipe. It was originally a dish made up of leftovers, plus other odds and ends added in. Heavy on potatoes, heavy on the corned beef. Enough fat to fry it well and keep it from sticking hard. Good hash has a nice crispy crust on the food.

Just toss a good amount of fat into the skillet, and then add your meat and veggies. Let sit. DON'T stir too much, especially at first. A lid helps for the first 10-15 minutes of cooking time. The longer it cooks, the faster it cooks. Set the burner on medium-high, and you can go about your business in the kitchen, checking it every 5 minutes or so, and flipping the food over. After about the second or third flip, you need to check more often.

You can throw in parsnips, jicama, turnips, celeriac, or some of those odd root vegetables that people harvest from their back yards (sunchokes, daylilly roots, oca, salsify, or edible weed roots). You can even put in chopped kale or spinach or collards, or other garden or weedy greens. Plaid Pajamas is just hash that has a lot of colors in it.

If you need it to be low carb, then substitute something else for the potatoes. If you need it to be faster to prepare, then you can use canned potatoes and canned corned beef, or frozen hash browns and frozen peppers and onion.

I have canned hash. No, it is not recommended by the government. No, I don't care that it is not, I can it for the meat time. Just press the raw ingredients into jars, tightly, and pressure can for the time that the meat calls for (I would not do it with cooked, it packs too densely, but raw does not). I use raw corned beef so it makes enough broth to almost fill the jars.

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