My kitchen is under construction. Just before Christmas. It’s a nightmare. My heart longs to be in the kitchen. This morning, the mostly dusty construction part was scheduled to start, so I rushed to make a quick breakfast for me and the kids before getting kicked out. I have some red potatoes that need to be used up and a bit of leftover bacon. My thoughts turn to the book I’ve been reading lately,”this is my word’ (if you haven’t read it, put it on your list because it’s great). As my heart longs for the simpler days of pasture life in the area, I think my stomach might crave some too Ranch food. A little potato bacon hash really did the trick, and after breakfast I felt like I was ready to rustle up the herd. My herd only had two young kids, but I’m pretty sure the cows are more obedient. Either way , my stomach is all happy, maybe once the cows go to school and nap, I can move on and get my mind back to turn of the century Arizona territory.
3 tbsp butter
1 pound red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
4 strips bacon, cooked and diced
salt and pepper
1. Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Pour in the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the onion and bacon. Continue to cook for about 10 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Cooking time depends on the size of the potato cubes. Taste and add more salt and pepper as needed.
What is a hash? Why hashing is a wonderful thing! It’s just leftover meat minced and cooked with potatoes. It’s super easy and packed with flavor. This is a hearty and hearty breakfast. It goes really well with eggs and toast.