Thursday, April 11, 2013

Red Potato Hash

Red Potato Hash | Bake Your Day

So, how many of you raise chickens?  I am at a serious stage of contemplation about getting a couple of chickens – for eggs.  I need your pointers if you have any!  Last night I had Paul looking up city ordinances to see if it’s a possibility here.  He can build a coop and we’ll be all set.  Because, seriously, we have been eating so.many.eggs.  Mostly sunny-side-up, some scrambled (Paul makes the best scrambled eggs!).  I’ve been craving eggs every mornings.  (NoIamnotpregnant.)

I also put a high importance on buying either farm-fresh or eggs from cage-free, antibiotic free chickens which can get pricey.  What better solution than to raise my own chickens, right?

Red Potato Hash | Bake Your Day

So as much as this hash is about the red potatoes and all of the wonderful veggies mixed in, it’s just as much about that egg on top!  I just couldn’t help myself!  The potatoes in the hash are the perfect vehicle for that runny yolk.  I’ve been dreaming of hash ever since asking my FB fans about Mother’s Day brunch ideas and knew that I had some red potatoes that needed to be eaten soon.

You see, the good thing about hash is that, besides being a good compliment to eggs, it’s a fabulous clean-out-the-fridge meal.  I took one of every veggie we had and threw it in here.  Red bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach and some sun-dried tomatoes.  I could eat this hash for any meal of the day! 

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Red Potato Hash

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 45 min 2

Total Time: 1 hour

A veggie-filled, flavorful hash recipe with red potatoes, red peppers, mushrooms, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. And topped with a sunny-side-up egg!


6 medium red potatoes (about 5 cups), cubed
3 tsp. olive oil 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
2 green onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 sun-dried tomatoes (in oil), drained
2 cups (packed) fresh spinach
4 eggs


Place the potato cubes under cold water and allow them to sit for about 10 minutes. Drain.

While the potatoes soak, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and garlic with a small pinch of salt and cook until they begin to caramelize. Drain the potatoes and add them to the skillet along with the remaining salt and pepper. Cook on medium high heat, covered, for about 20 minutes, stirring often until the potatoes are about halfway cooked. Remove the cover. Add the thyme, mushrooms, red pepper and sun-dried tomatoes and cook for a an additional 10 minutes. Stir in the spinach and allow it to wilt. The potatoes should be fork tender; if they aren't, allow the mixture to cook a few more minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.

After adding the thyme, mushrooms, red pepper and sun-dried tomatoes, cook the eggs according to your preference. I prefer sunny-side-up!

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43 Responses to “Red Potato Hash”

  1. #
    Sylvia Dewy — April 11, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    Awesome recipe, just one question I have.. Can I replace the red potatoes and instead of them use sweet potatoes in it because we all know red potatoes are healthier alternative!

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — April 11th, 2013 @ 11:21 am

      Hi Sylvia, you could swap in sweet potatoes; the cook time will be shorter and I would suggest changing the other ingredients to your preferences. I’m not a fan of tomatoes with sweet potatoes so I would change up all of the other vegetables…but yes, doable.

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 11, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    I really need to make this for my husband- he is a potato lover and always orders hash when we go out!

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    Tracey — April 11, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    I love a good hash, potatoes are such comfort food for me! Add an egg on top and I’m a very happy girl 🙂 I wanted to raise chickens too, and even looked into it, but I couldn’t get Shane on board with the idea. I’ll probably end up trying to convince him again sometime down the road…

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    Jenny @ BAKE — April 11, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    This hash looks amazing! I really want to keep chickens too, I can’t wait till I have my own house so I can!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — April 11, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    Potatoes with a runny egg on top is the end all be all for me. This looks amazing & I love how you can add pretty much any veggie to it.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — April 11, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Best breakfast ever. Love this Cassie!

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    Tieghan — April 11, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Your eggs look perfect!! I want this for breakfast!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — April 11, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    I love the sound of this!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — April 11, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    There is just nothing like fresh eggs. One of my best girlfriends got a few chickens (and built a coop) last year and she said it was one of the best things she ever did. We’ve considered it. Buuut…we have 2 beagles. So I say, um, no.

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — April 11, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    I’ve always wanted to raise chickens, but when it comes right down do it, I’d be freaked out constantly. All that BOKING.

    BUT, I’ll eat the eggs.

    And this hash.

    Oh yeah I would.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 11, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    Gotta love a good hash! Yum!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — April 11, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    I looked into getting chickens when I was dreaming about my future, and I really liked the idea until I read that the chickens lay eggs regularly for 5 years (or something like that) and then not so frequently until they die (around 10 years old?) Which is like 5 years of non-productive chickens. People said that they slaughter them at that point but I just couldn’t. So I’d let my chickens live on, get more chickens, and at some point, I’d have a ton of chickens.

    So my solution: find a neighbor who has chickens and buy their eggs + chicken meat. I like this much better.

    Anyway, this looks great and good luck on your chicken adventure. 🙂

  13. #
    Amanda — April 11, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    Gotta have this! It looks amazing!

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    dishing up the dirt — April 11, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Definitely get some chickens lady! My husband and are vegetable farmers and our neighbor farmers have chickens. You don’t need a lot of space (or a lot of chickens even) There is nothing better than fresh eggs. I thinks it’s worth it. And hey, than you can eat breakfast like this every day. Win win!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 11, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I think if I lived in the country or on a farm I would want to have chickens. Can’t wait to see if yall can do it and how it turns out.

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 11, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    I never thought I’d say this, but… I want to marry this hash. It looks SO good and I’m not sure I can go a single morning longer without it!

    Also, get the chickens! Nothing is better than a fresh egg.

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — April 11, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Oh my goodness this looks so incred! That runny yolk is just fantastic. I have some extra potatoes laying around too that really need to get used. Yes please!

  18. #
    Aggie — April 11, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    My sister raises her own chickens for eggs too! They are such a treat when I can get some from her. This looks amazing, I can eat eggs for breakfast every day too – and I pretty much do! 🙂

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    Laura @ Tide & Thyme — April 11, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    Nothing beats hash & eggs for comfort food. What a perfectly cooked egg! My girlfriend built a coop last year, so I’ve been reaping the rewards of her sacrifice. They are so much better than store-bought!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 11, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Red potatoes are my favorite, this looks like the ultimate comfort food!

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    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — April 11, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    This makes me miss my favorite local breakfast place when we lived in Illinois. Their potato hash dish with an egg on top was the best! As soon as I’m no longer pregnant, I’m making this!!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — April 11, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Those eggs are cooked to perfection! This is definitely my kind of breakfast!

  23. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — April 11, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    Oh My. My husband would FLIP over this. Thanks Cassie!!

  24. #
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — April 11, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    You know, I went over to a new friends house the other day and found a CHICKEN COOP in the backyard. At first I was a little bit weirded out, but then I just thought how brilliant the whole setup is and now… now I want chickens of my own! Can’t wait to hear what you decide – and this hash looks AMAZING!!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 11, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    What I wouldn’t do to have this waiting for me on the table when I get home from work. Breakfast for dinner is my favorite afterall. I could eat this all day long! I love eggs & hash!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — April 11, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    I never considered the idea of getting chickens because they kind of freak me out. But having fresh eggs every morning would be a huge plus! This hash looks mighty good and that runny egg is making me wish it was morning.

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    Joanne — April 11, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    Crazy awesome!! I have been all about the eggs lately also and while I would KILL for some chickens…I don’t think it’s a possibility in NYC.

    This hash looks awesome. I see some runny yolks atop some red potatoes in my future!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 11, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    I would love this for Mother’s Day brunch!

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    Kathryn — April 11, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    I’d love to have my own chickens! I don’t think it’s going to happen any time soon for me sadly but I’m definitely going to live vicariously through you if you do get some!

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — April 11, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    I want some chickens! and a goat and a blood orange tree. Some day 🙂

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 11, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

    This hash looks absolutely amazing! I love hash but I always forget about it. Pinned this so I don’t forget about this one!! 🙂 Need to try it.

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — April 11, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    I love eggs too! I wish I could get a chicken- maybe on my roof ?:) This hash looks wonderful- and an egg on top is the perfect touch!

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    Reem | Simply Reem — April 11, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    You know my grandmom use to have chicken growing up… It was fun… May be some day I can too have them…..
    This looks fabulous Cassie and about eating eggs.. well lets say I am too shy to even say how many openly…. LOL

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    Jess — April 12, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    Cassie – you are so right that hash makes the perfect vehicle for those runny yolks. These have become some of my favorite dinners lately – one pan with an egg on top. Surely you can raise chickens at your new house!? I’ll look forward to that – adventures in chicken raising!!!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 17, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Ahhh get chickens! That would be awesome!!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — April 23, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Hash just may be my favorite breakfast food 🙂 this recipe looks amazing!

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    Alexia — August 1, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    What do you mean by half sun-dried tomatoes? Half a can?

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    Samantha — August 14, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

    I made my own version of this for dinner with pork chops and wow! honestly my husband and my two boys (three year old and two year old) asked for seconds which is normal except they only wanted the hash! haha! great recipe. I love that you can use anything you have on hand. I used red potatoes, Granny Smith apple (great with chops) and asparagus cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Egg on top and dinner was a hit! Can’t wait to make it again, maybe a breakfast hash with bacon

    • Cassie replied: — August 15th, 2013 @ 7:50 am

      Oooo, apples are a great idea with the pork chops. I’ll have to try that. Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked the hash!

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    Samantha — August 14, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

    P.S. I had about fifteen chickens growing up. Cleaning the eggs was the dirtiest part but nothing beats farm fresh -brown- eggs! No pun.

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    Rafael Kitover — September 15, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

    I made this for the first time today, it turned out pretty good, but I made some mistakes.

    The combination of red pepper and sun dried tomatoes and spinach is just lovely.

    I used a pinch of some other herbs/spices, parsley flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, rosemary, oregano and dry mustard. I found these in various other red potato skillet recipes, since I didn’t use too much it was alright.

    I used way too much oil, I was adding some oil when things were sticking to my seasoned cast iron skillet, but it turned out too much in the end. I make this mistake a lot, I’m very new to cooking.

    I was using shitake mushrooms, which are great, but I should have washed them and cut off the tips of the stems, I think there was some gritty stuff in the hash from them.

    Other red potato skillet recipes suggest to steam or microwave the potatoes first, but I think your method of cooking them all the way on the skillet makes for MUCH better potatoes.

    Also I’m a fairly recent vegan (another reason I started learning how to cook) so instead of eggs I made tofu “eggs”. These are half inch thick extra firm tofu squares fried in vegan margarine (earth balance) and sprinkled with a little bit of Kala Namak (black salt), msg (accent,) onion powder, garlic powder and soy sauce. I need to work on these too.

    Overall I really like this recipe and will definitely make it again, hopefully even better than my first attempt.

    Thank you for sharing!


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