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Pantry Hash Over Easy

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

Hash:  A chopped mixture of cooked meat and vegetables, usually baked or browned.

And that's exactly what Pantry Hash Over Easy is, a chopped mixture of meat and vegetables, using whatever you have on hand.  This dish is easy to prepare, easy to eat and easy on the wallet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium Russet potato, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 of a can of Spam, diced
  • 1/4 of a medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 of a green bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (whatever you have on hand)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

20161222_090749Directions:

Heat up a sauce pan over medium heat, add one Tablespoon olive oil.  When the oil is hot, add the potato and seasoning salt.  Make sure the potatoes are evenly distributed in the pan.  Let them cook for about five minutes, do NOT stir, you want that golden brown crispy edge to develop.  In a separate pan, heat up the remaining olive oil over medium heat.  Add the Spam, onion, green pepper and garlic powder, stir occasionally, until you get some carmelization.   Flip the potatoes then add the meat and veggies from the other pan, distribute evenly, let that cook for about 2-3 minutes.  Crack the eggs over the top.  When the whites turn white, section the pan into thirds with a spatula and carefully turn the eggs over, potatoes and all.  Top with the shredded cheese and cook for about another minute.  Serve immediately.  And the beauty of hash is you don't have to limit yourself to the ingredients listed, above.  Use whatever you have on hand.  Add mushrooms if you like mushrooms.  Don't have Spam in the pantry?  No problem, use leftover ham or beef, heck, even turkey works.  Don't like green pepper?  Use some chopped carrots.  Yes, carrots can be eaten for breakfast and they're actually quite good in a hash.  Throwing together this hash is, well, 'over easy...'   Yes, pun intended!  This dish costs under $3 to prepare and for one person, there will be leftovers.  It's another dose of YUM!

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