Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

Starting this hash with leftover, cooked potatoes is not just a time or money saving technique. Using the cooked potatoes makes the best hash browns, ever!


  • 1 lb cooked potatoes, peeled and cut into a good sized dice, almost 3/4″, about three or four medium. Leftover potatoes are perfect.
  • 1/2 to one cup corned beef pieces (should be small)
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • optional, but you may add any leftover cabbage and carrots from the corned beef dinner
  • 3 or 4 green onions, white and green parts, cut thinly on the diagonal
  • 4 large eggs, optional, poached or cooked in the hash


Cook potatoes in boiling salted water to cover until just tender, about 3 minutes, then drain, cool and dry, or even better, use leftover potatoes and dice.

Heat a large skillet, or two smaller skillets and add the oil. If you’re using a smaller skillet, you’ll need a bit more oil. The biggest mistake, in my opinion, is to not use enough oil and then have to add more, then a bit more. The second is to overcrowd the pan. To get a beautiful crunch with a creamy center to the potato, use this shallow fry method. Excess oil will be drained off.

When potatoes are nearly done, add the corned beef. Stir around as the corned beef darkens and crisps. Add green onion. Tilt pan and allow to drain, spoon off extra oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Place Hash on plate or serving platter, top with a poached egg.

Alternatively, after the excess oil is drained, make several holes in the hash and drop an egg into each. Turn heat to a moderate setting, cover and cook to desired doneness.

%d bloggers like this: