Recently, I've been posting a lot about missing date nights with my husband. And honestly, we also rarely spend time alone together, you know, without the kids around since the pandemic began. So yesterday, since it was our break from work, I put the kids to bed early so that Jaear and I could have a "husband and wife time."
Since it was impromptu, I wasn't able to prepare anything beforehand. Food delivery was out of the choices because, it was already a bit late. I have to make do with what we have. Good thing we still have canned corned beef, which by the way, I am amazed by its versatility. I've cooked several dishes with it, and they were all delicious. So last night, I made Corned beef hash with eggs. Then we paired it with garlic bread and red wine. Sounds fancy, right? But the recipe is just technically corned beef and eggs. Haha! It 's also easy to prepare, but super yummy.
There are two ways to cook this dish, stove top then oven or just stove top. For the latter, just saute the onions, potatoes, and corned beef, add the eggs last and cover it until the eggs are cooked. The same process goes for the former, except the eggs are cooked in the oven, so you have to use an ovenproof skillet. But if you don't have an ovenproof skillet, a regular pan works too as long as you have a baking pan.
I made the garlic bread from scratch. I just used regular loaf bread. For the garlic spread, I minced the garlic and parsley, added it to the softened butter spread it on the bread then pan toasted them.
Corned Beef Hash with Eggs
Canned Corned beef
Cubed hash browns/potatoes
chopped bell pepper
salt and pepper
1. In a cooking pan, cook potatoes, and when it's tender, add the onions and continue to cook.
2. Add corned beef and bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
3.a (Stovetop) Make 2-3 wells. Break one egg into each well. Cover the pan and wait till the eggs are cooked to your desired doneness.
3.b (Bake) Remove the pan from the heat. Make 2-3 wells. Break one egg into each well. Bake at 325° F(162°C) for 10-15 minutes or more or until eggs reach desired doneness.
4. Remove for the heat/oven. Garnish with minced parsley.
5. Serve hot with garlic bread.
1. When baking, make sure to cover the pan with a foil to avoid drying the meat out.
2. Corned beef is the main ingredient here, so I suggest you used the good kind. For this recipe, I used CDO Highlands Gold Corned beef. It's made with 100% beef, so it's really meaty and it's also not greasy. For its quality, it's surprisingly affordable for only 65 pesos for the 150 grams can.
Our impromptu date night, quarantine edition was a success! You see, you don't have to spend a lot to go on a date with your spouse. It could just be at home over a simple dinner, or just snacking while watching movies. (Hehe, dapat talaga may food na involved kase Jaear and I love to eat.) What's important is that you get to have alone time together, you know, without the kids around.
So on your next date night, try to cook this dish and let me know how it goes!