Confessions of a corned beef hash lover
As far back as I can remember, I have loved meats. Corned beef, salami and other deli favorites. I had a favorite Uncle Ron who was in the Deli Style meat business and all family parties and holidays were celebrated with cuts of brisket, corned beefs, salamis and other very high fat cuts of meat. It couldn’t have been more fun.
Then I became a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist in 1982 and began to recommend healthier food choices to my clients, family and friends. It was now my job to find alternatives for the fatty, tasty delicacies of my past. When my son was little, I would indulge this again on special occasion and we would go in search of the best Corned Beef Hash we could find. We would try it on vacation everywhere and it still remains a high fat favorite of ours. Yet full of fat, salt and saturated fats galore.
Some Nutrition Facts for you:
I have a new idea of how to approach old favorites with healthier versions of my favorite recipes- so here is my Thanksgiving Leftover version of Turkey Hash- although you may decide to make this anytime of year- you can replace the potatoes, with sweet potatoes, the turkey with chicken, add an egg or egg white.
Put in more salt, less salt. Top with hot sauce, or anything else that suits your fancy. Hope your Thanksgiving was fun, and your December is busy and fulfilling.
Turkey Hash Recipe
Serves 4 ½ cup servings
Nutritionist, Dietitian & Energy Worker