Bacon Mushroom Hash – The Hangover Helper

Bacon Mushroom Hash – The Hangover Helper

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.

The cure to end all cures
The cure to end all cures

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.

The new food processor - Thanks Mom!!
The new food processor – Thanks Mom!!

Fill the bowl with water and let the the potato soak for 10 minutes changing the water at least once.

Soak the shredded potatoes to get some of the starch out
Soak the shredded potatoes to get some of the starch out

Next dice up the onion and slice the mushrooms.

You can add more veggies, but I am a bacon guy and I didn't want this to be too healthy.
You can add more veggies, but I am a bacon guy and I didn’t want this to be too healthy.

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.

Nothing says breakfast like an inch thick slab of bacon
Nothing says breakfast like an inch thick slab of bacon

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.

Look at that glorious bacon
Look at that glorious bacon

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.

Time for the healthy stuff, you can just keep scrolling if veggies give you headaches
Time for the healthy stuff, you can just keep scrolling if veggies give you headaches

Then drain the potatoes.  Make sure to squeeze out all of the excess water.  Then place the potatoes into the bacon pan.

Add the potatoes, more veggies I know, but at least they are starch.
Add the potatoes, more veggies I know, but at least they are starch.

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.

There was more bacon than potato in my hash, maybe I should have called it potatoey bacon
There was more bacon than potato in my hash, maybe I should have called it potatoey bacon

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.

I am so jealous that the eggs got to sit in the bacon grease
I am so jealous that the eggs got to sit in the bacon grease

Flip the hash out onto a plate and then top with the eggs.

Ahh, runny eggs on bacon with a little bit of potato.  Awesome!!!
Ahh, runny eggs on bacon with a little bit of potato. Awesome!!!

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!

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

6 thoughts on “Bacon Mushroom Hash – The Hangover Helper

  1. You ran a food processor with a hangover??? If you lived in my house, you’d have something thrown at you for making noise:)

    Seriously though, it looks great, especially considering it was just thrown together!

Leave a Comment