Red Flannel Hash with Eggs

Photo: Lennart Weibull
Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins

The eye-catching nature of red flannel hash belies its sturdily economical roots as the way to use up vegetables leftover from a New England boiled dinner. Beets are the key ingredient, and we added pastrami to give smoke and savor to the sweet root vegetables.


  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes (3 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (2 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 pound red beets (4 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for toast

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 8 ounces sliced pastrami, torn into bite-size pieces

  • 6 large eggs, room temperature

  • 2 cups peeled and julienned or coarsely grated carrots (from about 5)

  • ½ cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • ½ cup packed coarsely chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • Rye bread, toasted, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Steam potatoes and beets in a steamer basket set over a pot of simmering water, covered, until easily pierced with the tip of a knife, 12 to 15 minutes; drain.

  2. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Swirl in oil. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in butter until melted. Stir in garlic, potatoes, and beets until evenly coated; season with salt and pepper. Mash some potatoes against side of pan with the back of a spoon. Stir in pastrami and press mixture into bottom of skillet.

  3. Transfer hash to oven; roast until top is crisp in places, 20 to 25 minutes. Make 6 wells in hash with the back of a spoon. Crack 1 egg into each well. Return to oven; cook until whites are just set but yolks are still runny, 6 to 8 minutes. Meanwhile, toss carrots, parsley, dill, and vinegar in a bowl; season with salt. Serve with salad, toast, and butter.

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