Sausage Potato Breakfast Hash

Make this sausage potato breakfast hash for a lazy Sunday brunch. It’s super customizable and a great staple with a fried egg on top.

Make this sausage potato breakfast hash and add a fried egg on top.
Make this sausage potato breakfast hash and add a fried egg on top.

Ingredients for a Breakfast Hash

Making this hash is as easy as chopping up the ingredients and frying them up together.

  • Potatoes: A staple to a hash is the potatoes! Use a sturdy Russet potato or even sub in a sweet potato for this recipe. Make sure to scrub the skin well with the rough side of a sponge if you plan on chopping the potato whole. You can also peel the potato and then chop it up if you want to avoid the skin.
  • Sausage: I used pre-pressed sausage patties for this recipe. If you have sausage links, just use a sharp knife or scissors to open the links to crumble the insides into the pan.
  • Onion: Add onion as a savory aromatic that will compliment both the sausage and the potato. Dice the onion before adding.
  • Eggs: A fried egg on top is not necessary, but always appreciated.
  • Seasoning: Adding salt and pepper as you cook will bring out the flavors of the onion and sausage. Add as much or as little as desired. You can also add other spices and seasonings, such as cayenne, thyme and rosemary.

How to Make Sausage Potato Breakfast Hash

Start by laying out your ingredients to make sure you have all necessary ingredients.

Lay out your ingredients to see what you're missing.
Lay out your ingredients to see what you’re missing.

Start by adding one tablespoon of the neutral cooking oil to a frying pan and allowing it to get hot. Crumble the breakfast sausage into the pan and allow it to fry and crisp on the edges.

Once your sausage is perfectly cooked, remove and transfer to a small bowl.

Fry your sausage first.
Fry your sausage first.

After transferring the sausage to a bowl, use the same pan and add in the rest of the cooking oil.

Add the diced onions and potatoes with more oil.
Add the diced onions and potatoes with more oil.

Add in the diced potatoes and onions once the oil is hot. Season as desired – add salt, pepper and

Allow the potatoes and onions to cook for about 8 minutes before giving the pan a good toss. You’ll notice that the potatoes will release water as they cook. Allow them to release the water and then they will crisp in the pan.

Once the potatoes are crisp and the onions are slightly caramelized, add the sausage back in from the bowl. Stir and toss all together.

Taste and season as desired.

Mix the sausage back into the cooked potatoes and onions.
Mix the sausage back into the cooked potatoes and onions.

Serve your potato sausage hash hot from the pan. Add a fried egg on top to complete the breakfast plate.

People also ask about Breakfast Hash:

How long to cook the Potatoes?

Make sure to pan fry the potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are evenly browned.

Should I boil the potatoes first?

Boiling the potatoes first will cut down on the pan frying time. After boiling, make sure to drain the potatoes well so excess water isn’t added to the pan.

What else can I add to this hash?

The ingredients listed in this recipe are very basic, but the possibilities for what to add to it are endless. Add in bell peppers, cajun seasonings, corn, spinach or herbs to make this sausage potato breakfast hash more interesting.

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Sausage Potato Breakfast Hash

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Recipe by Sarah
Course: breakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Russet potatoes

  • 4 sausages

  • 3 tbsn oil, divided

  • 1 small yellow onion

  • fried eggs, optional

Directions

  • Dice the onion and clean and chop the potatoes. Set aside.
  • Add 1 tbsn of oil to a frying pan and heat over medium-high. Crumble the sausage into the pan and fry until cooked through. Transfer to a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Add the rest of the oil the pan and add in the onion and potatoes. Allow them to cook down and become crisp – this will take about 20 minutes. Give them a good toss every 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Once your potatoes and onions are done, add the sausage back in. Serve as is or add a fried egg for serving.

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