Have you ever gone through a food phase? For some reason, you are drawn to, almost obsessed with a certain type of food? Right now my food phases are any type of potato hash prepared in a cast iron skillet with drippy eggs and watermelon (on the side). What a pair, huh?
While I eat watermelon daily, I look forward to my hash creations on Sunday mornings only. On Sundays I take off my Fitbit and don’t even remotely pay attention to calories or steps (because if you don’t track them, they never happened) and also clean out my fridge in preparation for the coming week’s meals, taking stock of what needs to be used and what needs to be tossed. Here is my formula: what needs to be used + potatoes + 4 eggs = Sunday breakfast hash.
And while I enjoy most of my hashes (I’ve created a few without cheese, not recommended), BBQ Pulled Pork Hash seems to stick with me. I crave it throughout the week and instead of cleaning out the fridge, have been known to visit the store just for its ingredients.
I’ve decided that while I do love every type of spud, for hash, I like to use shredded potatoes because the other ingredients, mainly cheese and egg, can drip through the slender shards, coating well. You can also use diced potatoes, leftover baked potatoes, really any type you want, even sweet potatoes! For the BBQ, you can use leftover shredded pork, chicken or beef tossed in your favorite BBQ sauce or purchase a small amount from your grocer’s salad bar or pre-made packages (such as Lloyd’s). Cheese can also vary, however after careful research on this dish, I have found that sharp cheddar complements the flavors best and also adds a pop of color.