Diced Potato, Leek, and Pepper Hash

27 Jan

Potato hashI recently took a knife skills class and like any good educational experience, it inspired me to dice. Dicing is the term for cutting food into small 1/4 inch squares.

Dicing is a rarity in my cooking repertoire. There are very few times I must summon my dicing skills with dinner go-tos like baked chicken and fish tacos. So, I had to pick the right recipe to practice my new craft. In an effort to continue my education, I pulled out a pound of potatoes and began dicing.

After completing my potato-cutting marathon, I decided to make the one dish where diced potatoes are the star — home fries.

Diced Potato, Leek, and Pepper Hash Recipe

Ingredients: (Serves 6-8)

  • 6 potatoes (diced)
  • 1 bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 leek (diced)
  • 6 strips of bacon (chopped)
  • Light beer
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1: Place bacon in a skillet on medium-high heat. Cook until bacon is cooked by not crispy.

Step 2: Add potatoes and cook until they start to soften (5-10 minutes). Remove potatoes and bacon from the pan and set aside.


Step 3: Add peppers and leeks. Deglaze the pan with beer and scrape up brown bits from the bottom. Cook until the vegetables begin to wilt and soften (5 minutes).

Leek and pepper

Step 4: Add potatoes, bacon, salt, and pepper. Cook until all ingredients are soft (10-15 minutes).

potato hash

Step 5: Serve with eggs and ketchup and enjoy!

If you’re itching to practice your dicing skills, try out this easy hash. It goes great with breakfast or even as a side with dinner. Also, feel free to add any other ingredients you have on hand.

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