Do you ever have a bunch of random leftovers in your fridge and aren’t sure what to do with them? That’s what happened with me the other day. I had quite a few things remaining from a couple dinners this week: chicken, corned beef, and roasted vegetables – potatoes, asparagus and carrots.
I didn’t just want to heat them all up and eat as-is, that’s a little boring. I decided to turn it into a hash. A traditional hash is usually just onion, potato and corned beef. I wanted to incorporate my other veggies into it though. The veggies also make it a little healthier.
I chopped up some onion and sauteed that before adding everything else to the pan to give a little flavour base. The potatoes got a little crispy which gave some texture to the dish. Since everything was already cooked, it didn’t take long for this to come together.
The only seasoning I used was some salt and pepper. It doesn’t need much other than that.
The final touch that I decided to add last minute, was a nice fried egg. I cooked it sunny side up and placed it on top of the hash. When I broke the yolk, it was running over everything and created almost like a sauce, it was so good.
I had this meal for dinner but you could eat it for breakfast or lunch instead. Honestly, this is an any time of day meal which is great.
Last thing to note is that since this was a very thrown-together meal, I don’t really have a recipe with exact measurements. I will write out a basic formula and you can use whatever leftovers/ vegetables you have on hand. I have given lots of ingredients that would work and you can use any combination.
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- protein: corned beef, chicken, sausage, extra firm tofu
- all proteins should be pre-cooked, aside from tofu which should be pressed, everything small diced
- veggies: onion, carrot, potato, sweet potato, peppers, zucchini
- all veggies should be small diced, potato/sweet potato need to be pre-cooked
- seasoning: salt and pepper, to taste
- toppings (optional): fried egg, green onion, hot sauce
- Heat olive oil in large skillet. Add any raw vegetables (not potatoes) and saute until softened, 3-4 minutes.
- Add protein(s) of choice, plus cooked potatoes and allow everything to heat up and get a little crispy, about 5 minutes.
- Season to taste. Serve with any toppings if you’d like