So, when I was googling to find out if what I was about to make could be called a hash, google jumped straight to the scandalous conclusion that I was talking about hashish. I had to actually type in “hash food” to get it to stop giving me drug pages. What must google think of me?
Everything’s on the up and up around here. No nefarious activities happening in this neck of the woods. Nothing to see here. We don’t want any trouble. *Innocent whistling* *Staring benignly and with clearly no ill-intent into the distance*
Ok, they’re gone. Let’s start some trouble!
Too early? Ok, let’s just eat some legal hash then.
But you owe me some trouble.
Bacon Hash with Zucchini and Spinach
2 strips of bacon, cut into lardons
1 small onion, medium dice
1 small potato, small dice
1/2 small zucchini, small dice
handful of spinach, torn or chiffonade
salt and pepper to taste
teaspoon fresh thyme if you have it makes the dish
Start medium-large pan on medium, and while still cold, throw in the bacon lardons. Cook until crispy and remove. Meanwhile prep other ingredients.
Add more fat to the pan if needed and toss in onions with small pinch of salt. Remember, the bacon fat is already salty.
Cook until translucent and add potatoes with a healthy pinch of salt. Be sure not to overcrowd the pan. Once you get a good sear on one side,
stir and let cook for another minute or two, then add zucchini.
Once zucchini is seared and softened, turn off heat. Return bacon to the pan and add spinach.
Use residual heat to wilt spinach, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle in thyme.
Then, because you’re a growing person and you need your protein, fry an egg and put it on top of your hash.
Take a picture of egg yolk running into hash because pictures of running egg yolks never get old.
Feel smug because you’re having vegetables for breakfast (with your egg, bacon, and fried potatoes. Ahem.)
Block out the guilt of the egg, bacon, and fried potatoes by feeding a piece to your dogs and saying, “At least I didn’t eat the whole thing.” and return to vegetable-consumption smugness.