Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
A very flavorful hash, and a great way to use up left over roast beef or corned beef. This recipe is based on a recipe from the Julia Child & Company cookbook printed in 1978.
- 2 1⁄2 cups onions, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 3⁄4 cup beef broth or 3⁄4 cup beef bouillon or 3⁄4 cup thin beef gravy
- 4 cups potatoes, boiled and diced (russets are best)
- 4 cups beef, cooked and chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme (or a combination of thyme, oregano and sage)
- 6 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 6 poached eggs (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup fresh tomato sauce or 1⁄2 cup ketchup or 1⁄2 cup chili sauce (optional)
- Melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat in a heavy, 12 inch, well seasoned, cast iron skillet.
- Saute the onions, stirring frequently for about 6 minutes, or until tender.
- Raise heat to medium high, and brown the onions for a few minutes.
- Lower heat, and blend in the flour to make a paste.
- (Might have to add a little more butter if it's too dry).
- Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
- Blend in the beef liquid (broth or gravy), and bring to a boil.
- Mix in the potatoes, beef, herbs, salt and pepper, and parsley.
- Blend in the cream.
- Press the hash down firmly with the flat of a spatula.
- Set a cover over the pan (find a lid that fits, or a round pizza pan with a heavy object on top, or just cover with aluminum foil).
- Cook slowly for 15 minutes, or until it has crusted on the bottom.
- Stir it to mix some of the crust into the hash.
- If it's dry add more beef liquid or cream, and repeat this step two more times for another 15 minutes each time.
- Be careful not too cook with too high heat, or overcook, or it will dry out, or burn.
- The last time, turn the heat up a bit during the last 5- 10 minutes to get a nice brown crust.
- Do not stir this last crust into the hash.
- Cut the hash into wedges, and flip upside down on the plate to serve with the crust side up.
- Nice served with poached egg and a dollop of fresh tomato sauce, ketchup or chili sauce on top.
First time that I've made Corned Beef Hash, we loved the crust! I like anything of Julia Child's!
A post St. Pat's tradition from here out! Made with leftovers (beef, potatoes, carrots and gravy) from the annual boiled dinner the night before. I started the dish with a sheet of foil and a second skillet pressed on top, but decided that it really needed to dry up a bit so removed the top after about 5 minutes. After it developed the bottom crust I finished it under the broiler (adding eggs on top at the end).
Tasty recipe but I had a hard time with it. I didn't really get good crust and the crust I did get stuck to the pan vs. being able to scrape it up into the dish. I used some leftover prime rib and beef broth. Made it "as is" and tasted good but it didn't have very good looks. All operator error I'm sure.