Leftover Pork Roast Hash
A classic old fashioned great American hash inspired by Julia Child's The Way to Cook. This is a great way to use leftover pork roast and the accompanying leftover vegetables. The key is to create a lovely tasty crust.
unbleached all-purpose flour
pork loin roast
cooked, leftover about 1 1/2 cups, chopped
leftover cooked, diced
or milk or leftover gravey
dried or fresh
Using a non-stick skillet heat the butter over moderate heat. Add the diced onions and cook until translucent.
Add the flour and mix to form a roux. Add stock, milk or leftover gravy and mix well. Bring up to the simmer.
Add the leftover pork roast that has been finely chopped and the leftover vegetables. Mix well.
Add the cooked diced potatoes. Mix together and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium to medium-low.
The secret to a good hash is building a beautiful brown crust that is full of flavor. We don't want to burn the bottom. It's reducing the juices that forms the crust.
Cover and allow a crust to form on the bottom for about 10 minutes. Stir and scrape up the crust distributing it throughout the hash.
Repeat this at least 2 more times for about 30 minutes. Every 10 minutes or so scrape up and mix the crust into the hash. We want a nice crusty texture throughout the hash.
For the final crusting stir in the swiss cheese, parsley and thyme. Carefully taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Let cook for 10 minutes uncovered and a crust will form on the bottom.
Place a plate upside down over the skillet. Carefully flip it over onto the plate and serve crust side up.