Breakfast is my favorite meal, especially when I eat it for lunch time, late lunch time or dinner time. Basically, I prefer eating breakfast at any other time besides mornings. Hashes are nimble; they can easily fit in to another meal category. It’s because they offer leniency when it comes to ingredients, preparation and they’re savory. They’re easy-breezy.
This hash is all about celebrating summer. I used these beautiful, very small waxy potatoes, some spicy chorizo and freshly cut kernels off the cobs. A little garlic, shallot and green onion add some nice flavor, as does the sweet paprika.
The runny egg on top is like icing on the cake because I really do believe everything is better with a runny egg on top.
Corn and Chorizo Hash
Chorizo is a spicy Spanish sausage. Combine it with corn, potatoes, and a fried egg to create a savory dish versatile enough to enjoy anytime. (Recipe courtesy of Adrianna Adarme of the Fresh Tastes blog).
- 1 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for frying eggs
- 3/4 pound small waxy potatoes, diced
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 ounces spicy chorizo, crumbled
- 2 ears of corn, kernels cut off
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 to 3 large eggs
- In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the diced potato, minced shallot and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Give it a good stir and cover the pan; cook the potatoes for about 5 to 10 minutes until the potatoes are very al dente. Note: be sure to mix the potatoes every so often to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Mix in the minced garlic and crumbled chorizo and cook for an additional few minutes. Next, add the kernels of corn and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more. Sprinkle in the sweet paprika and add the green onion; give the entire hash a good toss. Adjust the salt, pepper or any other seasoning to your liking. Also, make sure to taste a piece of potato to make sure it's completely cooked. Turn off the heat and cover the pan while you fry up the eggs.
- In a small saucepan, add a few tablespoons of olive oil. Heat the oil over high heat and when the oil is ready, slowly add the egg and fry until edges are crispy and yolk is over-easy. Set that egg aside and repeat with remaining egg(s).
- Divide hash amongst plates and top with the fried egg. Garnish egg with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Yield: 2-3 servings
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.