Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Veggie Hash

Hash is one of those dishes that has stood the test of time...and for good reason. It's awesome. It's a dish consisting of small pieces of meat, potatoes, and/or vegetables that are cooked together. The name is derived from the French verb hacher, which means 'to chop'. The dish has been said to date back to the middle ages, possibly to Ancient Rome. Pretty much every culture has a similar dish. In Denmark, hash is known in Danish as "biksemad", which is roughly translated "tossed together food". I love tossed together food. It's easy, you can use leftovers, and it can be eaten alone or as a side dish. Really, hash is the perfect food.

Anything!!! - potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, turnips, beets, onions, parsnips, celery root...
lard, butter, coconut oil or fat of choice (don't be scared of fat- read this)
rosemary or favorite herbs
gouda cheese (if desired)
sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and chop your chosen ingredients into little cubes. Toss together with fat of choice (I use pastured lard), herbs, and sea salt and spread out evenly on a cookie sheet. If you love cheese as much as I do, shredded Gouda sprinkled over the top is heavenly. Pop in the oven and cook about ten minutes or until veggies are soft, but not mushy. 

Veggie Hash is excellent served with eggs and bacon or as a side dish with dinner. Enjoy!

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