Friday was a cool, windy and rainy day in the middle of a burst of warm spring weather. I had planned on making a completely different dinner with my pile of ingredients, but somehow it morphed into a big cast iron pan full of hash. Apparently, I was yearning for a plate of warm comfort on a blustery spring night. I was also not planning on making it into a blog post, but it looked so gorgeous on the plate that I just had to take a photo. The purple potatoes in the hash and the purple greens in our salad created quite a lovely and cohesive color palette.
Once again, this post does not include a formal recipe, merely a guide for creating a similar hash in your kitchen, with what you have on hand. This hash includes ham, but you could omit that for a vegetarian option. If you still need a little protein boost, a couple of poached eggs perched atop the hash and asparagus would make a beautiful presentation.
Start with a bit of oil or butter and some onions, maybe a little garlic.
Add some potatoes that have already been pre-cooked, but are still firm