Thursday, September 3, 2015
Salami, Bacon and Spinach Hash
8 ounces apple-smoked bacon (5 to 6 slices), cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 medium russet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (I didn't use this)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces ( ( used a green bell pepper)
3 cups baby spinach leaves
5 oz. dry salami, peeled and cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
zest of 1/2 medium orange
4 large eggs, at room temperature
Cook the bacon over medium-high heat in a 12-inch nonstick skillet, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 10-12 minutes. Remove the bacon using a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
Add the potatoes, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the pan juices. Cook, stirring frequently, until brown and crisp, about 25 minutes. Remove the potatoes using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Add olive oil, if desired, onions, bell pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach, salami, nutmeg, orange zest, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook until the spinach is wilted, about 4 minutes. Stir in the bacon and potatoes.
Make 4 indentations in the hash and break an egg into each. Cook until the eggs are cooked through, 5-6 minutes. The last couple of minutes, I covered the skillet to allow the egg to cook through.