sweet corn hash

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I went to the local farmer’s market for the first time in over a year this morning and was sadly reminded why I hadn’t gone to the local farmer’s market for over a year. Apparently a farmer to the locals is someone who makes little crafts, not someone who grows stuff. The only vegetable for sale was zucchini, and we already have plenty of that.

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So I’ve been buying my summer corn at the grocery store, which just seems wrong, doesn’t it? Ears of corn should be bought out of the back of a truck on the side of the road. That doesn’t seem to be an option here, but it would be a shame to go the whole summer without eating corn just because I can’t find a local vendor selling it.

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It doesn’t take much more than the word “hash” to get me excited about a recipe. It’s hard to go wrong with a dish based on browned potatoes topped with eggs. Buying corn at the grocery store instead of the farmers market might not feel as satisfying, but it works just fine, especially once the corn is mixed with lightly caramelized onions, browned potatoes, and crisp bacon.

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One year ago: Whole Wheat Challah
Two years ago: Potato Tomato Tart
Three years ago: Fruit Bruschetta

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Sweet Corn Hash (adapted from Joy the Baker)

Serves 4

Joy roasted her potatoes, but I thought it would be easier to brown them in the skillet with the rest of the ingredients. She also adds butter at the end to increase the richness of the dish, but I figured a couple slices of bacon would have the same affect, while contributing great flavor of its own.

We also stirred in some chopped roasted green chile, because ‘tis the season.

4 slices bacon, chopped
4 medium red potatoes, cubed
1 onion, chopped
4 ears corn, kernels removed
¼ cup parsley, minced
salt and ground black pepper
4 eggs

1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until almost crisp. While the bacon cooks, put the potatoes in a medium microwave-safe bowl; spoon a couple teaspoons of rendered bacon fat from the skillet into the bowl; stir. Cover the potatoes loosely and microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring twice.

2. Add the onions and potatoes to the skillet with the bacon; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in the corn and most of the parsley. Lower the heat to medium-low. Using the back of a spoon, create 4 wells in the hash. Break one egg into each well; season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and cook, without stirring, until the white is set, about 8 minutes. Garnish with the remaining parsley; serve immediately.

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  1. Love that top picture Bridget – it’s gorgeous!!

  2. This looks great! I adore any kind of hash!

  3. Looks wonderful! I am making a very similar recipe this week. 🙂

  4. does it make me a bad person since I buy my corn at the local supermarket?

  5. I have the same exact problem with the farmer’s markets here in AZ! They’re mostly crafts and jams – not enough fresh produce. Even when there’s sprawling crop of corn growing just outside the entrance to my neighborhood. Maybe I’ll go steal a few ears to make this hash 😉

  6. I don’t understand how “farmers” markets bring out more crafters and bakers than actual “farm” produce either. But I’m glad you were able to make do with what you had, this dish looks amazing! I’ve been on a hash kick lately as well 🙂

  7. I had a similar corn experience yesterday. I had my heart (and my meal plan) set on buying corn from a local farmstand, and they were all out! So I had to get it from the grocery store instead. Fortunately, when smothered in (all the stuff I smothered it in, yet to be blogged) it was still very delicious, as I’m sure your hash was 🙂

  8. This looks quite tasty especially with those drool inducing eggs on top!

  9. i love love love hash–we make sweet potato hash about once a week…i need to add corn next time! 🙂