With a last name like O’Connor, this was one of my Mom’s favorite dinners – and just in time for St. Patty’s Day. It was one of our favorite dinners growing up, and it still is in my home. Mom and Dad cooked it the way generations before them did, but with today’s busy family schedules, I decided to change it to a crock pot friendly version. Also, though the original recipe doesn’t call for it, I felt like it needed onion for extra flavor (I put onion in almost all savory dishes I make). I also added Parsley – YOU CAN PICK SOME UP IN THE GREENHOUSE – just give me a call at x. 1239. It’s good for the health and an Herb that I’ve been craving lately. It didn’t add too much flavor to the dish, but did add color. Corned Beef Hash is simple to make and tasty on a chilly fall day!
1 – 2 Tbsp. butter
1 small purple onion, chopped
10 small yellow Yukon potatoes, diced
1 can corned beef
2 Tbsp. chopped Italian Parsley
In medium-sized heavy saucepan, melt the butter then
fry onions for a few minutes.
Add about 1/2 cup water and potatoes and boil for 20 – 30 minutes.
Add the corned beef, chopping into the potato mixture while
everything returns to a boil.
Add Parsley and simmer for 5 or so minutes.
Add 1 cup water mixed with 3 Tbsp. unbleached white flour.
Pour in pan with other ingredients and boil until thickened.
Or – if you want the crock pot version – just layer all raw ingredients in the crock pot with enough water to cover – on high for 6 hrs.
Serve with fresh Irish soda bread.
Happy St. Patty’s Day – ENJOY!
About the Author
Joanie Lapic, Therapeutic Horticulture Program Specialist
Joanie has been with Glade Run since December of 2009. She is a master herbalist and focuses on medicinal herbs at her part-time home business, Everlasting Gardener. She brings along that expertise, as well as 45 years of gardening experience, to her classes at Glade Run, both at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy and for our summer camps, as well as during private lessons. Herbs for calming and serenity are among the most on-demand here at Glade Run. Joanie enjoys any plant-related activity such as pressing and using botanicals, propagating plants, teaching students about the uses of herbs, vegetables, etc., and caring for plants and the gardens in every way. Her students especially enjoy cooking with culinary herbs and the produce from the gardens.