This potato, spring onion and kale dish makes a beautiful and delicious base for poached eggs. You can even add leftover chopped corned beef.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place diced potatoes to a bowl of cold water. Drain. Rinse again in a fresh bowl of cold water. Continue rinsing in fresh water until potato starch has been removed and water remains clear, about 3 rinsings. Drain well.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta and cook and stir until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove pancetta from skillet with a slotted spoon; drain. Reserve oil.

  • Cook potatoes in reserved oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown in one even layer until pieces are browned and crusted on the bottom. Stir; spread potatoes in a single layer again and brown. Repeat until potatoes are golden brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Add butter and chopped green onions; cook and stir until onions have sweetened and softened up a bit, 3 to 4 minutes. Add reserved pancetta. Stir in chopped kale and cook until kale wilts. Add grated cheese; cook and stir briefly.

  • Serve topped with a poached egg. Sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne pepper and chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

707 calories; protein 26g 52% DV; carbohydrates 83.6g 27% DV; fat 32.9g 51% DV; cholesterol 240.3mg 80% DV; sodium 1481.7mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2016
Well, I had to work with what I had on hand. I had to use bacon, which I diced small. I had to use a shallot instead of a green onion. The only kale I had was black kale, so I chopped it and massaged it with EVOO. I also sprinkled the potatoes with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne as they cooked. I topped it with cheddar cheese and a fried egg. This was so good that I can't wait to make it again. I realize that this isn't even close to the original recipe, but without chef John I wouldn't have been inspired. If you don't have everything on hand...improvise! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2017
Chef John I always enjoy your recipes. This was tasty but I'd like to say that you should tweak the name of this dish because it's a bit deceiving! I say this because folks like me who are familiar with the traditional Irish potato dish known as Colcannon (which is potatoes that are boiled and mashed with cabbage ) will read your hash recipe and say "where's the cabbage?!" M y very Irish brother-in-law brings either Colcannon or Champ (potatoes boiled & mashed with leeks) every year for Thanksgiving! We especially adore the Colcannon so the title of this recipe intrigued me to check it out. It is a great brunch side dish as is. but I'm going to try it with cabbage next time instead of the kale. I think it will be equally tasty! Read More
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2016
Well, I had to work with what I had on hand. I had to use bacon, which I diced small. I had to use a shallot instead of a green onion. The only kale I had was black kale, so I chopped it and massaged it with EVOO. I also sprinkled the potatoes with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne as they cooked. I topped it with cheddar cheese and a fried egg. This was so good that I can't wait to make it again. I realize that this isn't even close to the original recipe, but without chef John I wouldn't have been inspired. If you don't have everything on hand...improvise! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2016
This is so unbelievably tasty you'll never make hash any other way! I made it with and without kale and it was a hit either way. Make sure you dice your own potato's yes it's a hassle but it makes a world of difference. Also make sure you rinse of the starch once you've diced them or it won't come out as well. Nice one Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2017
Loved this! Different twist on hash with Kale but tasted so fresh & healthy! Hubby raved & said it was like ordering room service style:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2017
I made this with leeks instead of spring onions (as Chef John suggested) and tossed in a few sliced mushrooms as well. Fantastic! The leeks give a much better flavor than just using yellow onions in typical home fries. Finished it off with smoked sea salt on the poached eggs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2017
I made this tonight and it was a smash hit. Filling and comforting as I made this for supper. I didn't have enough pancetta so I used uncured bacon to make enough to match the recipe. I also used olive oil instead of butter. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2017
Chef John I always enjoy your recipes. This was tasty but I'd like to say that you should tweak the name of this dish because it's a bit deceiving! I say this because folks like me who are familiar with the traditional Irish potato dish known as Colcannon (which is potatoes that are boiled and mashed with cabbage ) will read your hash recipe and say "where's the cabbage?!" M y very Irish brother-in-law brings either Colcannon or Champ (potatoes boiled & mashed with leeks) every year for Thanksgiving! We especially adore the Colcannon so the title of this recipe intrigued me to check it out. It is a great brunch side dish as is. but I'm going to try it with cabbage next time instead of the kale. I think it will be equally tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2017
Delicious. I added jalapeno to it. Made it even better. Have made this over and over again and is even good when you cut some calories by taking out the cheese or using bacon grease only. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
Delicious! I used pre-boiled and chilled yukon golds peels on. I only had a yellow onion so I subbed that for the green onion I doubled the quantity of kale and pre-cooked the chopped kale a bit. Otherwise I followed the recipe. Next time I will push the potato/kale mixture to the sides of the pan and lightly fry the eggs in the middle instead of dirtying another pan with poaching. Great with a glass of Reisling! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2018
Followed recipe except i doubled it. Omg what amazing flavor. That egg on top i fried instead of poached just topped it off perfectly. I had two very satisfied men in my house. Thank you chef John Read More
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