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1 hour, 57 minutes

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Sat 16 Mar 2013 10:03

Crispy Corn Beef Hash & Hot Pickled Cabbage

Crispy Corn Beef Hash & Hot Pickled Cabbage

Crispy Corn Beef Hash  


500g mashed potatoes (place drained boiled potatoes back in the pan and dry out before mashing)

250g good quality corned beef, chopped

2 chopped scallions

150g soda bread crumbs

1 egg whisked with 50ml milk

100g plain flour, seasoned with salt and pepper

Oil for frying


Mix the potatoes, corned beef and scallions well. Season if necessary. 

Form into patties or press into moulds to shape. 

Coat with flour and shake off excess. 

Dip in the egg and then coat in the crumbs.

Heat oil to half a thumb nail depth in a pan and fry on all sides until golden.

 Transfer to a 180oc pre heated oven for 5 minutes to heat through. Serve with the hot pickled cabbage or with a fried egg and some brown sauce.


Hot Pickled Cabbage


1 sweetheart cabbage, quartered cored and shredded

2 red onions, peeled and finely sliced

4 scallions, cut into 4 slices each

2 tablespoons oil

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

½ teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon mustard seeds


Heat the oil until hot and add the scallions and onions.  

Cook for 2 minutes then add the cabbage and stir until wilted - about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


Whisk the mustard, honey, vinegar, turmeric, mustard seeds and coriander together and add to the cabbage mixture.

 Cook for 1 minute then serve.