Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash

Hash may typically be a mishmash of food, but these ingredients were made to go together. This is a lovely no-fuss meal that almost cooks itself. Once the slicing and dicing has been finished you simply sit back and watch the flavours mould in the pan, with most of the flavouring coming from the raw…

Spanish Picadillo

If hash is the mishmash pot of the old English colonies, Picadillo is its equivalent across the old Spanish colonies. Adapted to Giniling and Arroz a la Cubana in certain Latin American countries, the dish is a jumble of many everyday items used in Spanish and Latin American kitchens. Like hash, the name comes from…

Danish Biksemad

Biksemad is a portmanteau of Bikse (to throw together) and Mad (food) which is a homely Danish dish once popular amongst the merchant sailors when they came off night watch. Like British hash potatoes and leftover veg forms the basis of the dish, but in true Danish fashion pork is the staple, perfect for cleaning…

Hayashi Rice Hash

Hiyashi Rice, or Hayashi Raisu, is a Japanese-style Hashed Beef. Along with Kerei Raisu (curry rice) it is a staple in Japanese households, where families use instant roux blocks to create a thick tomato-based sauce that can blanket a plethora of leftovers. It is thought that Hayashi derives from the English ‘hashed beef’, and although the dishes…

Stuffed Pepper Hash

There’s nothing more pleasurable than eating food cocooned in its own vessel. Stuffed Pepper Hash is a great dish to serve on its own or as an accompaniment to a main meal using up leftover bits and bats from the fridge. It may look complex, but this is one of the easiest dishes to cook…

Potato Hash with Spinach

Potato and spinach hash is a lovely fresh dish to cook if you’re not in the mood for a stodgy meal. All of the core ingredients are raw and fresh and there’s little need to overly spice or flavour. Take fresh veg, fresh herbs and hash them together with two hollow holes for your eggs….

Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash is the classic hash dish both in spirit and conception. The ‘throw together’ spirit is one that has its origins in leaner times when people extended dishes and made the most of what they had. The recipe was popular on the US railroad lines and on chuck wagons at the beginning of…

Mushroom Hash

Mushroom hash is a classic end-of-the-week clear out dish. Take a look in the cupboard and pull out old bags of crisps, stale bread and your old potatoes and turn them into a lovely, stodgy meal that will leave your housemates utterly dumbfounded. INGREDIENTS From the fridge: Mushrooms, Asparagus, Cheese, Spinach, Eggs. From the cupboard: Potatoes, Crisps,…