Generally speaking, a hash is made from diced potatoes with leftover meats. I made mine with leftover braised chicken, barbecue sauce, sweet potatoes, and thyme. It's great for breakfast or with salad and a dollop of crème fraîche for lunch. Because barbecue sauce is added to the mixture, it is important to squeeze the moisture out of the potatoes before mixing them with the other ingredients.
Barbecue Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash
• 3/4 cup leftover roasted or barbecued chicken, turkey, or duck, shredded • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce • 1 medium potato (~150g), grated • 1 medium sweet potato (~175g), grated • 1 small onion, thinly sliced • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced • 1 egg • 3-4 sprigs thyme, leaves only, fresh or dried • sea salt + ground black pepper • sunflower or grapeseed oil
Pre-heat the oven to 450°F. With your hands, squeeze extra moisture from the grated potato and sweet potato. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together and season with salt and pepper. You can cook these in either small pie pans or a muffin tin (6 large or 8-10 smaller). If using a muffin tin, pour a spoonful of oil into each mold and heat up the pan in the oven for 5 minutes (until the oil is really hot) before putting equal amounts of chicken/potato mixture into each mold. Cook in the oven for 25-35 minutes, depending on the size, until golden brown. Serve right away with a side of barbecue sauce, if desired.
Easy Barbecue Sauce
Yields 3/4 cup
• 1/4 cup maple syrup • 1/4 cup brown sugar • 1/4 cup malt or apple cider vinegar • 4 tablespoons tomato paste • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped • 1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more
Mix all the ingredients together and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.