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…

Brussels Sprout Hash

Brussels sprouts have enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance in the modern kitchen. Once the feared preserve of Christmas Day lunch, the dexterous green has reappeared as a national favourite alongside cruciferous counterparts such as broccoli and kale. For most people the texture of sprouts is the off-putting part, so shredding and then hashing them up into a…

Pytt i Panna – Scandinavian Hash

Pytt i Panna, Swedish for “small pieces in pan”, is one of the ultimate fridge cleaners. Often abbreviated to hänt i veckan (“happened this past week”), the dish has become synonymous with leftovers across Scandinavia, where pyttipanne (Norway) and pyttipannu (Finland) are household dishes. Like most hash recipes there are countless versions of it, but the basic principle…

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…

Full English Hash

You can’t argue with the fundamental ingredients of a full English breakfast, but you can get creative with them. This recipe is a lovely, simple way of putting a spin on the British classic. Not only does it taste great and take care of a bunch of leftovers in the fridge, it also really looks…

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….

Sausage and Leek Hash

This is a lovely, creamy hash that clears out leftovers from breakfast to dinner. It’s a simple, quick, no-nonsense hash that borrows a lot of taste from the horseradish and Leek combination with lots of chunky meat to complinent. INGREDIENTS From the fridge: Sausages, leeks and a white cheese. From the cupboard: Potatoes and horseradish…

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,…

Red Flannel Hash

Red flannel hash is a work on the traditional corned beef hash, adding beetroots to give it a scarlet tint akin to scarlet tartan cloth. A traditional breakfast dish in New England, it combines many leftover ingredients to build a tasty standalone meal or a hearty side-dish. INGREDIENTS From the fridge: Beetroot. From the cupboard:  Potatoes,…