Breakfast buffet: National corned beef hash day
September 27th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Hash it all out - September 27 is National Corned Beef Hash Day!

Today is all about celebrating the meat and potatoes! It's not glamorous but mashing corned beef, potatoes, spices and onions together until smooth and creamy can be a lip-smacking one-pot meal.

When meat became scarce due to rationing during and after World War II, corned beef hash became pretty popular. In the U.K., corned beef, which is beef treated with saltpetre (and less like our delicatessen pastrami in the States), almost always came from a tin. Economical and available, corned beef hash was a go-to meal. Hormel borrowed the idea, made it less like rations and introduced the dish to the U.S. in 1950.

While traditionally considered to be breakfast fare, you can mash up some corned beef hash any time of day. Diners like to serve it with a fried egg or hash browns on top.

It's also National Chocolate Milk Day, so whether you decide to wash your savory hash down with some sweet chocolatey milk could, well, be quite an interesting mash-up.



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  1. Ms. Grammar

    As a huge foodie (and not in the size category), I hate to admit I hae a huge weakness for Libby canned corned beef; in a sandwich or as hash with two poached eggs on top. YUMMY! "When it says Libby, Libby, Libby on the label, label, label, you will like it, like it, like it, on your table, table, table..."

    September 28, 2011 at 11:42 am |
  2. Aaron

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    September 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
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