A traditional New England recipe--the "red flannel" refers to the inclusion of beets. Frequently served for breakfast or lunch using the left-overs from a New England boiled dinner the night before. Traditionally each serving is topped with a poached egg, but this is optional. A "quick and dirty" approximation can be had by combining a can of corned beef hash and a can of beets, chopped, and frying in a skillet. Some people top it with catsup. Preparation time does not include pre-cooking the vegetables, since leftovers are so commonly used. Tasty, but definitely not for people avoiding fat or salt.
- Combine beef and vegetables.
- Heat lard or fat in a skillet; the pan should be well coated.
- Add hash and spread out to cover the bottom of the pan; add some broth to ensure it against sticking.
- Cook over low heat about 30 minutes.
- Traditionally, it is cooked like an omelet, without stirring; a bit of a crust forms on the bottom from the mixture of the vegetable starches and the fat.
- However, I've also had it cooked with stirring occasionally to keep it jumbled up.
- Serve hot.