The wonderful smell of frying meat fills the air. Tigris has prepared us a hash of chopped ham and potatoes. It’s the first hot food we’ve had in days, and as I wait for her to fill my plate, I’m in danger of drooling.
–Chapter 24, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Tigris’ Ham & Potato Hash
- 2 Cups Peeled & Diced Potatoes (~1/2″ cubes)
- 1 Cup Diced Onion
- 1 Cup Diced Green Bell Pepper
- 1 Cup Diced Ham
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Minced Fresh or Dried Herbs like Thyme or Dill (optional)
Cover the potato pieces in salted water in a large pot & cook on high until just tender. Drain & rinse with cold water until the potatoes are no longer hot. Set aside until ready to use.
Melt the butter in a large pan on medium heat & add the diced onion. Cook until tender & then add in the green pepper. Cook for a couple minutes more & then add the ham & potatoes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, & optional herbs & stir to combine everything. Spread the mixture out in the pan & let sit undisturbed for several minutes to brown. Stir & spread again & leave to brown.
Stir & remove from heat. If you’d like to sprinkle with shredded cheese, feel free. Wonderful served with hot sauce or chunky salsa.