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Idle Thoughts
10-30-2010, 03:36 PM
God, I love the stuff.

Broomstick
10-30-2010, 03:36 PM
I like it plain, but I prefer to mixed it with diced onions and bell peppers when eating it as a meal.

Morgenstern
10-30-2010, 03:38 PM
Not that canned crap, but good CBH is great.

DCnDC
10-30-2010, 03:40 PM
It's great. I like to cook it a really long time so it all gets crispy.

salinqmind
10-30-2010, 03:43 PM
I like it, though I prefer the roast beef hash in a can. I put a little hot sauce in and fry it good. It's come in darned handy when there's not much else to eat, once in a while (it can't be very good for you!)

WhyNot
10-30-2010, 03:43 PM
From a can?: Yummish, as long as there's a couple of easy over or sunnyside up eggs to cut the salt a bit.

Homemade, with leftover corned beef and diced leftover red potatoes?: OMG. Food from Tír na nÓg, that is.



(Yes, I know corned beef isn't really Irish. Bite me.)

Little Nemo
10-30-2010, 03:47 PM
From a can?: Yummish, as long as there's a couple of easy over or sunnyside up eggs to cut the salt a bit.I like to scramble a couple of eggs into it and then fry the whole thing up.

Johnny L.A.
10-30-2010, 03:52 PM
I've made it from leftover corned beef, but I like it from the tin just fine.

Loads of pepper. Cook 'til crispy on the bottom. Crack a couple of eggs on top, cover, and 'poach' them until the whites are set. (Be careful not to cook the yolks!) Eat with Tabasco® sauce.

Tamerlane
10-30-2010, 04:06 PM
Next day ( or two ) corned beef hash is always my primary motive for cooking corned beef in the first place. I love corned beef and corned beef hash takes it to the next level.

I'll also eat the canned stuff ( Mary Kitchen/Hormel only ), but it is only passable, rather than a delight. Though it does amuse me that it truly is the closest resemblance to actual pet food that canned human food gets ;).

Chefguy
10-30-2010, 04:11 PM
They make a braised beef variation of this at a local restaurant. It's fookin' great, served with home fries and a couple of over-easy cluckers. Yum.

gwendee
10-30-2010, 04:51 PM
I've made it from leftover corned beef, but I like it from the tin just fine.

Loads of pepper. Cook 'til crispy on the bottom. Crack a couple of eggs on top, cover, and 'poach' them until the whites are set. (Be careful not to cook the yolks!) Eat with Tabasco® sauce.

I've never cooked the eggs right in it. Please accept my thanks for sharing this. I may even try it tonight. I never posted in the "what do you cook when you have'nt planned?" thread, but if I had I would've said hash and eggs.

A diner in my sister's neighborhood serves (among other variations) what they call Irish Benedict made with cb hash in place of canadian bacon, and their hollandaise s house made. Hmmmm. haven't seen Sis in a while, might be time for a visit.

notfrommensa
10-30-2010, 04:52 PM
YUMMY!!!, with eggs over easy. Now I want some.

Ambrosia for the Angels.
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Johnny L.A.
10-30-2010, 05:16 PM
I've never cooked the eggs right in it. Please accept my thanks for sharing this.

I may as well share this too. I don't think it will hijack the thread.

Fry up some bacon. Chop up a large potato (or two, depending on how many you're feeding). While the bacon is cooking, cook the potato in the microwave oven for five minutes. (You don't have to, but I like to save a little time.) When the bacon is done but not crispy, remove it and chop it up. Fry up the chopped potato in some of the bacon grease. Add a chopped onion and fry it up too. When the potatoes and onions are done, add the chopped bacon, salt, and pepper, and mix it all together. Make a couple/few depressions and crack an egg into each one. Cover and 'poach' them until the whites are set but the yolks are runny. Serve with Tabasco®, of course. (Or Louisiana, or Crystal. But I like Brand T.)

Proudest Monkey
10-30-2010, 05:45 PM
A diner in my sister's neighborhood serves (among other variations) what they call Irish Benedict made with cb hash in place of canadian bacon, and their hollandaise s house made. Hmmmm. haven't seen Sis in a while, might be time for a visit.
I had this at a restaurant on the Cape (Cod, that is), and enjoyed hash heaven.

I've never had success at making my own, but will gleefully order CBH in any joint that makes their own rather than scooping it from a can and grilling it. And sometimes I'll order it anyway if they crust it up nicely, I am just that much of a fan. One of my local breakfast places makes a hash and cheese omelet with canned hash that is yummy.

FordTaurusSHO94
10-30-2010, 06:04 PM
From the red can it's great. The blue can tastes fine, but it's not right when it comes in a blue can.

Chronos
10-30-2010, 06:22 PM
Hash isn't my favorite way of eating corned beef, but it's still pretty good.

singular1
10-30-2010, 06:22 PM
Had it for the first time in Hawaii, which seems odd to me. The cafeteria at work has divine homemade cbhash, which I am powerless to pass up. Greasy salty goodness.

norinew
10-30-2010, 09:29 PM
Definitely yummy. It must be fried until it has a nice crust on it, and then must be topped with one or two eggs, over easy. That way, as you eat the eggs, the yolks run down into the hash. Ready to be scooped onto buttered whole-wheat toast. Mmmmmm.

Aestivalis
10-31-2010, 12:28 AM
It's pretty rare to find a good homemade CBH. They tend to be too dry for my tastes. But a nice greasy one out of a can, fried crispy? And the over easy eggs on top? Be still my plaque crusted heart!

Johnny L.A.
10-31-2010, 01:52 PM
But a nice greasy one out of a can, fried crispy? And the over easy eggs on top? Be still my plaque crusted heart!

Be sure to top it all with bacon and shredded cheese! :D

(Just kidding. Don't put bacon or cheese on hash'n'eggs.)

sitchensis
10-31-2010, 04:12 PM
I'm going to the store, and now instead of something healthy I’m buying a can of hash. I’m all about frying the hash until its just crispy little nuggets and then crack a few eggs on top, throw on a lid and steam until the whites are cooked and the yolks are runny.

Lobsang
10-31-2010, 04:16 PM
With cheese for the win.

And it's the only thing I'll have HP Sauce with.

samclem
10-31-2010, 05:38 PM
Corned beef hash at the Carnegie Deli in NYC. That's the real stuff. That's a 10.

Canned stuff is a 2 or 3.

I made it myself for the first time using expensive(great) corned beef, using the directions in Mark Bittman's cook book. It turned out to be better than any I've had in 20 years of eating in hash houses in Akron/Cleveland/D.C. Most restaurant corned beef has is a 4-6 to my taste.

sitchensis
10-31-2010, 06:09 PM
Well I’m eating the canned stuff right now, fried to a crisp with three eggs. It is good.

We have a pretty big fishing fleet here so our grocery stores carry a lot of bulk goods. In my quest for Halloween candy and corned beef hash I walked down the bulk item isle and spotted, to my wonder, a #10 can of Libby’s corned beef hash.

A picture instantly popped into my head of that same #10 can, in my fridge, with an old fashioned ice cream scoop resting in a pile of hash, waiting for my return.

I couldn’t decide if the image was a beautiful day dream, or a Halloween nightmare so I refused the impulse and decided on two regular cans.

In case you’re interested the two regular cans equal : 1,560 calories, 96g of fat, and 4000mg of sodium
Kind of makes me want to take up bulimia

Huerta88
10-31-2010, 06:59 PM
Though it does amuse me that it truly is the closest resemblance to actual pet food that canned human food gets ;).
Spam comes pretty close. I bought a few cans of variously-flavored Spam (with cheez, Tabasco, smoky) and have been doing fry ups the past few weeks -- can of Spam, some tamari (goes really well for the salt-fest) and some of the Habanero or chipotle tabasco, fried up pretty crispy. I pour off as much of the grease as possible (it's still plenty greasy).

kaylasdad99
10-31-2010, 08:42 PM
From the red can it's great. The blue can tastes fine, but it's not right when it comes in a blue can.Well, I supppose when you take the blue can you can believe whatever you want to believe...

kaylasdad99
10-31-2010, 08:49 PM
Missed the edit window: Oh yeah, the poll. I voted Yum. I like it okay out of a can, but the only time I get it that way is at a restaurant where I'm having breakfast (which I haven't done for a while). I tend to make my own, using leftovers from a corned beef and cabbage dinner. I don't put cabbage in it, but I do make sure I made plenty of potatoes and carrots to go with it. Couple of boiled potatoes, a carrot, about a cup and a half of chopped corned beef, half a chopped onion, and I'm ready to start cookin'.

ExTank
10-31-2010, 09:00 PM
Food of the Gods.

Swords to Plowshares
10-31-2010, 11:52 PM
Can't get enough. It's one of my favorite breakfast foods, especially with poached eggs.

devilsknew
11-01-2010, 12:01 AM
I make two slices of toasted bread and butter stacks- open faced sandwiches of Hash and 2 over easy eggs... I pierce the yolk right before eating on the halfshell.

Imagine a heavily buttered, seperately fried potato, pepper, and onion homefries fried for a few minutes with chopped whole Lobster... Serve it on wonderbread with a fried egg... Hollandaise BBQ Sauce to top... include a squeezer of hllandaise BBQ for all tables a t breakfast... never know when somebody might like to squirt a little on their eggs and biscuits.

devilsknew
11-01-2010, 12:17 AM
Lobster hash... why not?

DMark
11-01-2010, 02:38 AM
We love corned beef hash (crispy) with poached eggs at our house, but am surprised at the results of this poll.
Normally when I mention it to anyone else they turn up their noses and many say this is old-fashion food - as if we ate gruel.

pulykamell
11-01-2010, 02:46 AM
Oh, man, love the stuff. Haven't had it in ages, though. I even enjoy the canned version, but it's all gotta come with runny eggs of one type or another (sunny side up, over easy, poached, etc.) because the best part is mixing that mashy goodness with the yolk.

Stoid
11-01-2010, 02:52 AM
God, I love the stuff.

Love the crappy canned stuff, love home made. Love corned beef, love potatoes. YUM.

BigT
11-01-2010, 06:37 AM
My only problem is that it doesn't always agree with my intestine. Of course, part of that is because I always wind up eating a whole can instead of just half (the serving size).

But I did notice this time that it has that same bitter taste that can be amplified in some people. The same people who don't like hominy or tamales. Or people who have metallic tastes in their mouth because of withdrawal (i.e. me not long ago).

Scubaqueen
11-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Had it for the first time in Hawaii, which seems odd to me. The cafeteria at work has divine homemade cbhash, which I am powerless to pass up. Greasy salty goodness.

Did it come with a side of Spam? :p

Purd Werfect
11-01-2010, 03:36 PM
Trader Joes sells a pretrty good CBH in aluminum pouches (inside a cardboard box). From what I'm able to recall, the nutrition info wasn't even that evil looking, though I'm sure the sodium content was probably higher than desirable. I will purchase some this week, along with eggs.

NAF1138
11-01-2010, 03:42 PM
I voted Yum because fresh is freaking fantastic. I can't hang with the canned stuff though, it tastes to me like what I imagine dog food would taste like.


My wife, on the other hand, would list canned corned beef hash as one of her top 5 comfort foods along with instant mashed potatoes, Dinty Moore Beef Stew, and kraft mac and cheese. (My meatloaf rounds out her top 5 list and I am not sure if that is a compliment or not.)

Loisseau
11-01-2010, 04:38 PM
Corned beef hash (http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/corned_beef_hash/)

Stoid
11-01-2010, 05:04 PM
the nutrition info wasn't even that evil looking,


The canned stuff is pretty bad: 420 calories a cup.

Meggroll
11-01-2010, 06:44 PM
[...] Hollandaise BBQ Sauce to top... include a squeezer of hollandaise BBQ for all tables a t breakfast... never know when somebody might like to squirt a little on their eggs and biscuits.

Hollandaise...barbecue sauce?! Enlighten me, please!

Markxxx
11-01-2010, 06:56 PM
I've had a few people make this and it was great, but most of the time it is pretty awful. So I think it depends on the recipe. 'Cause some versions I've had of it weren't even "give it to the dog" edible

Drain Bead
11-01-2010, 06:57 PM
I even love the Alpo canned version, although it has to be cooked to a crisp to be really good.

kaylasdad99
11-01-2010, 08:01 PM
We love corned beef hash (crispy) with poached eggs at our house, but am surprised at the results of this poll.
Normally when I mention it to anyone else they turn up their noses and many say this is old-fashion food - as if we ate gruel.
GRUEL? Yum! Where do I vote?

:D

Fenris
11-01-2010, 08:44 PM
Not that canned crap, but good CBH is great.

Weirdly, I'm the reverse. I can't get used to the non-canned stuff.

Johnny L.A.
11-01-2010, 09:16 PM
GRUEL? Yum! Where do I vote?

:D

As I said in another thread, I eat gruel up to three times a week.

OpalCat
11-02-2010, 12:48 AM
As I'm a vegetarian you may wonder why I voted, but the fact is that before I was 14 and became a vegetarian, I was occasionally semi-forced to eat canned corned beef hash. It smelled like dog food, is my first memory, but I can also vividly remember the taste... which I assume is what dog food tastes like as well. I've never tried dog food, but that's my best guess as to what it's like. It's nasty, that's for sure.

Mind you, I did like all kinds of meat. This isn't a "I'm a vegetarian and so all meat is yucky" post. I gave up meat for ethical reasons, not flavor reasons.

An Arky
11-02-2010, 07:41 AM
I dig it, though it's 9000x better homemade. Also, pot roast leftovers make an even more awesome hash.

don't ask
11-02-2010, 07:46 AM
In Australia you don't get canned hash but we do get canned corn beef. So I make my own hash, although we use mashed potatoes not diced ones. I like to add other things - corn or chillies or baked beans and grill some cheese on top.

Purd Werfect
11-02-2010, 08:24 AM
Trader Joe's is actually Roast Beef Hash. Nutrition details here - http://fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/trader-joes/roast-beef-hash?dietid=40853

Lust4Life
11-02-2010, 10:16 AM
God, I love the stuff.

Totally seconded.

Serenata67
11-02-2010, 10:25 AM
Last time I had it, I didn't like it, but it's been a while. Perhaps I should try it again this coming St. Patty's Day.

Skywatcher
11-02-2010, 10:44 AM
It's great. I like to cook it a really long time so it all gets crispy.Right!

Had it for the first time in Hawaii, which seems odd to me.Not all that odd when you consider how popular Spam is in Hawaii.

Johnny L.A.
11-02-2010, 12:15 PM
And Vienna sausages (in a tin) and sardines.

ouryL
11-02-2010, 06:04 PM
I like to scramble a couple of eggs into it and then fry the whole thing up.

I agree.

Moriarty
11-02-2010, 08:10 PM
YUMMY!!!, with eggs over easy. Now I want some.

Ambrosia for the Angels.
Nectar for the Gods

I've long declared that, were I forced to pick a last meal, it would be breakfast:
2 eggs, over easy, with corn beef hash, all mixed up. Add 2 strips of limp bacon, and some pieces of toast to sop up the runny eggs. Perfect!

(of course, since it's a last meal, I'd have to add the medium Porterhouse and the banana split).

lorene
11-03-2010, 03:29 PM
Trader Joe's is actually Roast Beef Hash. Nutrition details here - http://fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/trader-joes/roast-beef-hash?dietid=40853

How big is the container? That looks downright reasonable. I'm not due a TJ's trip for another week and a half, but I may have to make an exception.

I voted yum, despite the fact that it's been about 10 years since I've had any.

WHY do I keep opening food threads on the day when I can't eat anything?? (Gum surgery yesterday). Well, I did have some gruel earlier...(Whole grain Cream of Wheat. Yummers!)

JohnT
11-03-2010, 05:17 PM
I got violently sick all over the dinner table one evening when the stepmom was serving her corned-beef hash.

Never had it after that.

Mtgman
11-03-2010, 06:03 PM
When I was a kid mom would split a single can of corned beef hash among all the kids. For most of my childhood memories, that was five of us. She would refrigerate it, open both ends, and then use the metal lid to push it through the can, so she could slice it THIN. Each thinly sliced circle of chilled corned beef hash would go into the skillet, no butter, oil, or anything, and be toasted a golden brown on both sides. Then we would get two slices(yes, ten slices from each can) and two over-easy eggs each. That was the way I learned to love my corned beef hash.

I also like roast beef hash, but not from a can. Dad grew up on a farm and loves corned beef hash, but could only stand the canned stuff when he got a serious jones. So he would sit there and let us all have the canned corned beef hash and remember the good stuff he used to get. A few times he tried to make it at home, but was always disappointed with his efforts. He couldn't get it like his grandma used to make it, so we mostly had the canned stuff around the house. As an adult I have kept most of my mom's technique, but I splurge and use two cans when making it at home for my five kids(all of whom love it). It drives my wife out of the room with just the smell, so I usually save it for days when she's going to be off doing something. Either sleeping in, or in a "breakfast for dinner" kind of way.

I need to try the homemade stuff. Normally when we cook corned beef, which everyone likes, there isn't any leftovers. We may have to either up our recipe or make a batch just for hash.

Enjoy,
Steven

devilsknew
11-04-2010, 12:33 AM
(Shiver me Quivers) ...Padma Lakshmi for Carl's Jr. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Ozc-h-29M0)

Gratuitous food porn... no good reason... just formulating BBQ Hollandaise. Thank You God!

That commercial is arguably better than 9 1/2 weeks.

BigT
11-04-2010, 01:58 AM
I got violently sick all over the dinner table one evening when the stepmom was serving her corned-beef hash.

Never had it after that.

You know, throwing up right after eating something is probably the best way to make you no longer like a food. It's an evolutionary adaptation: if it made you throw up, your brain assumes it's poison.

TaterWhoBringsGoodTidings
11-04-2010, 02:36 AM
Yummeh! >:D

'Nuff said.

Johnny L.A.
11-06-2010, 01:45 PM
All right, dammit. The hash has met the cast iron. I hear it sizzling, and eggs have been coming up to room temperature since I got out of bed.

Jman
11-06-2010, 02:42 PM
Next day ( or two ) corned beef hash is always my primary motive for cooking corned beef in the first place. I love corned beef and corned beef hash takes it to the next level.

I'll also eat the canned stuff ( Mary Kitchen/Hormel only ), but it is only passable, rather than a delight. Though it does amuse me that it truly is the closest resemblance to actual pet food that canned human food gets ;).

I too love CBH, and I quite like the Hormel canned variety, but you are definitely right on the resembling dogfood comment.

samclem
11-06-2010, 05:26 PM
You know, throwing up right after eating something is probably the best way to make you no longer like a food. It's an evolutionary adaptation: if it made you throw up, your brain assumes it's poison. Except, it probably isn't, as I've seen many a dog eat what they threw up. Just sayin'

MsRobyn
11-06-2010, 07:02 PM
Corned beef hash cooked crispy = OM NOM NOM.

Corned beef hash not cooked crispy = dog food.

Just sayin'.

chela
11-08-2010, 07:14 AM
Human Alpo? I can't get past that, sorry!

I can make heavenly hash with cb leftovers and repurposed old potatoes.

Though if I was hungry enough and had tobasco on hand and could hide it behind the toast, and eat it in the dark, well....

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