Longanisa Hash

I love breakfast. It’s my favourite meal of the day. It can be sweet, savoury, spicy, light or rich. This next recipe incorporates many of those sensations in one glorious bowl topped with a fried egg. It uses the Filipino sausage, longanisa, to achieve that flavour explosion.

It’s tough to describe longanisa. It’s a cousin of the Spanish chorizo but sweeter. It’s commonly dipped in vinegar to balance out the sweet and spicy flavour. You can buy it frozen from your local Asian grocery stores.

Longanisa Hash puts a Filipino spin in a classic Western breakfast dish. Chopping and cooking the potatoes takes a little time but other than that it’s fairly quick and easy to prepare.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 6 longanisa links
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup of carrots, julienned
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • Medium Curry powder (add to your liking)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil

Directions:

Cut the potatoes into cubes and toss them in 1 tbsp of olive oil and the curry powder, then cook in a pan for about 10 minutes on medium heat.

After the potatoes have had time to cook, throw in the onion, carrots and garlic.

Take potatoes and vegetables out of pan and set aside.

Add a tbsp of oil to the pan where potatoes and vegetables were cooked, then cook longanisa until it is firm, then cut it into small pieces.

Fry the egg in a pan.

Combine longanisa, potatoes and vegetables in a bowl, add the fried egg on top, and serve.

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