Monday, March 7, 2011

Hawkins Hash

So there's not really a theme this week, besides "dishes I've made recently and want to share with you." This is something my mom used to make as an easy weeknight meal. Her maiden name is Hawkins, hence the name Hawkins Hash. It is now a favorite in our house. It is a versatile dish, but I'm going to share with you the most common way that I make it.

Hawkins Hash
1 package good smoked sausage like Kielbasa, chopped--you know, the ones that come in one big loop that you can eat right out of the package
1/2 onion, diced (optional)
1/2 bell pepper (optional--it's WAY better with the onions and peppers, but sometimes I don't have any!)
2-3 baked potatoes, diced--I usually leave the peels on (use up those leftovers)
4-6 eggs
shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper

Saute the onions and peppers in 1-2 Tbs. butter until cooked. Remove onions and peppers from the pan and add the potatoes or sausage (or both if they fit) in a single layer and cook for 2-3 minutes until brown and crispy then flip and repeat (you may need to add more butter to keep them from sticking). Remember, the potatoes and sausage are already cooked you just want to add a little color to enhance the flavor. So cook as little or as much as you want. Once everything has the amount of crispiness and color you want, add the onions and peppers back in. Whisk the eggs in a bowl then pour over everything else. Season with salt and pepper. The eggs will act kind of like a glue to hold everything together. Cook on medium-low until eggs are all cooked. It helps the eggs cook more evenly if you stir and flip with a spatula while the eggs are cooking. Once eggs are cooked, sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately with salsa or ketchup.
I usually serve this with toast and fruit and call it dinner! Or it makes a very hearty breakfast, especially rolled up in a tortilla as a breakfast burrito!
 Chop it all up
Give it some color!
Add the eggs
Cheese it up and eat it up!


denverallens said...

I'm so happy you and Heather do this! This is dinner for us tonight. Yummy!

stephanie joy said...

YUM! I miss Hawkins family reunions at that one cabin we used to all go to and having this there!