Continuing along with my last post’s theme of making use of some leftovers, I needed to find something to do with some of the leftover pastrami I had when I made it myself last week. Too much work and effort went into making it to just let what was left go to waste and Sean and I had eaten quite a bit of it for lunches over the days and needed something different. To the rescue comes breakfast for dinner! Breakfast for dinner is always a family favorite and something Sean has liked since he was a little boy. We do it every few weeks when I have run out of ideas of what to make for dinner that night. It usually involves something like pancakes, bacon, eggs or sausage, but since we had leftover pastrami to work with, what better opportunity was there to make some hash? Has is a great way to use up leftovers and create something new and tasty all at the same time and it gives you a change of pace for breakfast or dinner. I used this basic recipe from Bon Appetit for a pastrami hash with eggs as a template, though you probably don’t really need one when you are making hash.
Pastrami Hash with Eggs
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 4 large), scrubbed, cut into 1-inch pieces
½ pound winter squash (such as acorn, butternut, or kabocha), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
2 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 pound pastrami or any leftover braised meat, cut or shredded into bite-size pieces
4 large eggs
¼ cup sliced chives (optional)
¾ cup sour cream (optional)
Heat the butter and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes and the winter squash and season the vegetables with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 25–30 minutes.