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Roast Chicken-Chipotle Nacho Hash

Mmmmmm, post-New Year’s Eve apps make for a fabulous potato hash, reminiscent of migas. Alex and I made the apps, Roast Chicken-Chipotle Nachos with Cilantro-Avocado Crema, last night then I simply quartered the leftovers, added 4 eggs, scrambled it into an egg hash, topped with tomato, jack cheese and salsa. Natch!
Roast Chicken-Chipotle Nacho Hash with Cilantro Avocado Crema
2 cps rotissere chicken
> Shread breasts and thighs into bite-size pieces
1/2 cp choppion onion
1 Tb olive oil
> Sautee onion until onions start to brown, about 5 minutes
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp drief oregano
> Add cumin and oregano to onion mix and stir briefly, 30 seconds
1 or 2 chopped chipotle chilis from a can
2 Tbs tomato paste
1 Tb white wine vinegar
1/2 cp water
> Add above ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for about 5 minutes
> Add chicken and stir until hot
24 tortilla chips (I like Tostitos Scoops)
1.5 cps shredded jack or Mexican mix cheese
> Arrange chips on cookie sheet, sprinkle tortillas with cheese, then put a dollop of the chicken mixture.
> Place in 450 degree oven for 3 to 4 minutes.
> Place on plates and top with Cilantro-avocado Crema and garnish with cilantro
Cilantro-avocado Crema
1/3 cp finely diced avocado
2 Tbs sour cream
1 Tb finely chopped cilantro
2 tsps lime juice
2 tsps milk
> Mix ingredients and salt to taste

Breakfast Sandwich ala Little Red Bike Cafe in Portland

This lovely breakfast sandwich will leave you completely satisfied, yet wanting more! This comes from The Oregonian by way of Little Red Bike Cafe in Portland and their now famous Alleycat Breakfast Sandwich – meow!!! Lisa and I made this last weekend and cannot get enough!!!

The Sandwich
2 slices toasted ciabatta bread
carmelized onion
1 slice of prosciutto
fig jam
Dijon mustard
> Toast the bottom bread first, then layer onion, prosciutto; spread fig jam and dijon.
> (This makes it ready for the egg and cheese to slide on in the next step.)
1 egg over easy
1/8 cup Beechers Flagship grated cheese (mix of sharp cheddar and gruyere)
> Melt butter, cook egg and flip when whites have set.
> Toast the top of the sandwich so it’s nice and hot.
> Sprinkle cheese on flipped egg and let melt (30-60 seconds max)
> Place egg on top of sandwich bottom and place toasted top next.
> Cut in half so yolk breaks a little and makes a little dipping sauce.
> Enjoy!
The Carmelized Onion
Simple. Slice an onion into thin rings. Melt 2 TBs butter over medium high heat, add onions and stir until soft & starting to brown, then reduce heat to medium-low-ish and cook for 40 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so. These will keep for a week, so make ahead of time and microwave them for 15 seconds to heat up for easy application.

Baja Halibut Hash with Salsa Verde

Sometimes, it happens… BAM… inspiration! Enjoying a long weekend, Lisa and I decided to make baja fish tacos, a culinary feat in patience as we waited for pickled onions to cure, battered halibut to be infused and beer to be consumed. I’m happy to report that the resulting alchemy was nothing short of dazzling!

The basic story goes like this: take leftover halibut, which had been breaded in buttermilk, hot sauce, cilantro and flour, the baja cream sauce and the salsa verde.

Recipe to follow.


Crab Corn Crimini Mushroom Hash

Ahhhh, nothing like a little impromptu potato hash when you’re at the market wondering what’s for dinner. Well, tonight, I created this lusciously decadent crab corn crimini mushroom hash from the ground up, no safety net, no wires! Cirque du Soleil has nothing on me, baby, yeah!

You see, it all starts with the taters, the foundation of any good potato hash, which begs for Yukon gold – good moisture, golden color and solid texture. But I digress.

The real star turned about to be the lemon and lime zest that, combined with the thyme, to create a nice counterpoint to the dried red pepper flakes used with the potatoes for some heat.

Don’t try this at home unless you are willing to make it again, and again, and again! Queue the recipe…and…action!

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Stacked Chicken Hash & Baja Sauce

Hmmmmm, how to make chicken hash dead sexy for the eyes and me belly? Well, you simply stack your potato hash with cantilevered spinach wrap rounds, using baja sauce for culinary glue, top it off with more sauce and, voila! Do you like it? Do you, baby, yeah!?

Austin (Potato) “Hash” Powers


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