I have a lot of spare time on my hands lately, and if you are currently in the same position, why not use the opportunity to get in the kitchen? I've made it a goal to try new recipes these next few weeks as an effort to busy my mind and get my creative juices flowing. Cooking is a beautiful way to unwind from daily stressors - it seems as if we need these types of activities more now than ever.
Who doesn't love hash? I adore a savory hash and the only way to top said hash is with a perfectly fried egg... runny yolk necessary in my opinion. Turkey hash summoned me into the kitchen this morning... That's exactly what I whipped up. Hash is completely customizable but usually consists of the same base ingredients: a meat (you can even do vegetarian hash, yum), potato, a hint of spice and plenty of flavorful veggies. The entire cast iron skillet of hash cost me roughly $10.00 and serves 5-6, plus it's perfect for leftovers! If you're meal prepping for social distancing, I highly recommend preparing a hearty hash for your fridge.
Here's what you'll need:
1lbs ground turkey
1/2 chopped onion
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 bell pepper diced
1/2 zucchini diced
2 cups (give or take) small potatoes diced
1tbsp olive oil
Red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
Fried egg (optional)
Sriracha sauce (optional)
1) To get started, dice up all your vegetables.
2) Then, you'll want to bring a pot of salted water to a gentle boil and carefully throw in your potatoes. Cook until fork tender.
3) While your potatoes are boiling, melt your butter and olive oil together in a skillet over medium heat. Cook your onions and garlic until fragrant. The nose knows.
4) Then, add your turkey and cook until browned... err, cooked through. At this point, your potatoes should be nearly completed, so carefully drain them into a colander.
5) Spice time! A light dusting of chili powder will do - perhaps 2 to 3 teaspoons depending on your personal heat preference.
6) House Seasoning is my favorite thing ever when it comes to flavoring my food, so if you have some, sprinkle this over the turkey. You will have to check for seasonings once all the veggies have been combined.
7) Add your vegetables into the hash (forgot to take a picture after adding the potatoes - oops).
8) There we go, hello potatoes! Anyway, this is the time to recheck your spices. I added a little red pepper flakes and more salt. Then, you'll want to spread the hash into an even layer and allow everything to get a little browned. You can stir, re-spread, allow to cook, then repeat several times until you're content with the color.
You're ready to eat now! Like I mentioned above, I topped the hash with a fried egg. We like our yolks runny especially when used in a meal like this because the richness and creaminess it adds is unlike anything of this world. We finished the dish with a layer of Sriracha because why not?