This weekend I woke up with a little hangover and wanted to have a nice breakfast. When I walked into the kitchen all I found was a potato, onion and four mushrooms. What to do? The first thing was to add bacon to it. Without bacon fat, my hangover was not going anywhere. Next I found a couple of eggs and I was on a roll. Luckily, my Mom sent me a new food processor that could shred that potato in a second. Clearly the stars were aligning in my kitchen.
Bacon Mushroom Hash served with a couple over easy eggs. Look at that yolk run.
Bacon Mushroom Hash – (Serves 1)
- 1 Potato, peeled and shredded
- 1/2 small onion
- 4-6 mushrooms
- 5 thick cut slices of bacon or 7 regular slices
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper
- Hot Sauce – Optional
The first step is to shred the potato and let it sit in cold water to release some of the starches. My mom recently traded me food processors and my new one has this awesome side shoot that shoots the potato right into the soaking bowl. How cool is that.
Fill the bowl with water and let the the potato soak for 10 minutes changing the water at least once.
Next dice up the onion and slice the mushrooms.
Time for the bacon. As you can see I went with a cool 1 inch slab of thick cut bacon. I then diced it up and placed it in the pan for frying.
That amount of bacon will take 8-10 minutes to crisp up nicely. When the bacon is crispy remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon. You want to keep all of the bacony goodness that is bacon grease in the pan.
Now with the bacon removed place 2 tbs of grease from the bacon pan into another fry pan so that you can cook the eggs in the bacon grease. Yep, eggs are definitely better in bacon grease.
In the bacon pan place the mushrooms and onions. Cook until the onions turn translucent.
Then drain the potatoes. Make sure to squeeze out all of the excess water. Then place the potatoes into the bacon pan.
Fry the potato, onion, mushroom mixture for 10-12 minutes or until the hash are soft and starting to turn golden brown. At this point mix in the cooked bacon, flip one more time and let them sit for a minute to get a nice crust on them.
While the hash is getting a toasty, time to fry up the eggs. Heat the pan with the 2tbs of bacon grease in it to medium. Then crack the eggs and let them soak up that bacony goodness. Cook them until your desired doneness.
Flip the hash out onto a plate and then top with the eggs.
Granted this is not the healthiest meal around (although it does have 4 mushrooms), but by the time you finish it, you will not have a hangover. 50% of the time this works every time, guaranteed!