Zucchini Hash

Ok, so ever since I made Deb’s Spring Asaragus Pancetta Hash, I’ve been slightly addicted. It’s so simple and delicious, I want to make it all the time. I’ve made this hash recipe with ribbons of lacinato kale too and it was fantastic. Tonight, I incorporated one of my zucchinis into the mix and it was a hit! Yet another way to use all the zucchini that comes out of my garden. Speaking of which, I’ve created a zucchini recipe page (see above) in an effort to gather more zucchini culinary inspiration. If you have a beloved zucchini recipe that you’d like to share, please send it my way. I’d love to try it!

Zucchini Hash
Adapted from SmittenKitchen.com

Serves 2

2 strips of maple bacon
2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cut into a 1/2 inch dice
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 large zucchini, cut into a 1/2 inch dice
salt and pepper to taste

In a cast iron skillet, cook the two slice of bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan, chop the slices of bacon into small pieces, and set aside.

Put the potatoes in the skillet with the bacon grease and cook over medium heat. The following instructions come from Deb’s hash recipe – these instructions radically changed my potato/hash brown cooking abilities for the better:

Add the potatoes don’t move them for a couple minutes. Use this time to season them well with salt and pepper. Once they’ve gotten a little brown underneath, begin flipping and turning them, then letting them cook again for a few minutes. The idea is not to fight them off the frying pan, once they’ve gotten a little color, it’s easier to flip them and you’ve gotten closer to your goal of getting them evenly browned. When the potatoes are about three-fourths as crisped and brown as you’d like them — this takes about 15 minutes — add the onion.

Now, add the diced zucchini and sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring/flipping a few times to give most of the zucchini some contact with the bottom of the pan, until the zucchini softens just slightly and gets a little brown in color, about 5 minutes. Finally, mix the pieces of bacon into the hash.

For a fantastic meal, put a generous helping of zucchini hash on your plate and top it with a fried egg over-medium. You will not be disappointed.

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