Small Kitchen Cooking: Brussels Sprout Hash with Chicken Sausage, Goat Cheese, and an Egg

Hash is a perfect small kitchen meal because it is essentially just a bunch of chopped up items sauteed in a single pan.  Usually hash is made with potatoes, but I went with shredded brussels sprouts to lighten things up.  (Note: if you wanted to add roasted potatoes to this, it would be delicious and more breakfast-y…I don’t have an oven for roasting in our temp apartment so that was not an option for moi.)

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If you’re lucky, you can find a bag of brussels sprouts already shredded.  If you’re not, just use that pitching arm and chop chop chop.  They’ll take less time to cook than if they were simply halved, but they’ll still take the longest of all the ingredients so start them in the pan first with some olive oil and salt over medium heat.  Once the sprouts look significantly less raw, add two sliced shallots. and saute for 1-2 minutes.  Brussels sprouts have a very strong flavor so it’s good to use shallots, one of the sweetest kids in the onion fam, to balance things out.  Finally, add sliced chicken sausage (I used a sundried tomato flavor) and cook til that’s warmed through (about 3 more minutes).

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Remove the hash from the heat and pour into a serving bowl.  Let it cool down slightly and then toss in crumbled herbed goat cheese.  (You let it cool so the goat cheese remains in crumbles and doesn’t completely melt and incorporate throughout the dish.)  I like using the herbed variety because, other than salt, I didn’t season the sprouts, but regular goat cheese will work just fine.

Now that you’ve got a free pan, cook some sunny side up eggs.  I let mine cook to about over-medium stage.  Not everyone is a fan of eggs like this so I can assure you the hash is great on its own.  [With- and without-egg versions below.]

HOT TIP: I like to put a lid on top of the pan to help set the egg whites

Plate the hash and top each plate with an egg and some fresh parsley.  It seems like there are a lot of ingredients (false, only 5-6) and when I go crazy and add a garnish like parsley I’m sure you’re thinking ummm this is complicated.  But no!  This whole meal came together in about the time it took my beau to shower.   This is a really pretty looking dish and hellooooo so healthy!

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