Smoked Salmon Hash with Sunny Side Up Eggs

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Vegetable oil, for deep frying

2 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into small dice

Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup minced yellow onions

Pinch cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons minced garlic

8 ounces hot-smoked salmon, flaked

1/4 cup bacon drippings, or 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup bacon drippings, or 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter 

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives

Directions

  1. In a large, heavy pot or an electric fryer, heat the vegetable oil (about 4 inches) to 360 degrees F. Fry the potatoes until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, season with salt and cayenne, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and the salmon. Season with salt and cayenne and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, season with salt and cayenne, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring gently. Set aside and keep warm while you prepare the eggs.
  3. Heat a very large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. When hot, add the bacon drippings and heat until hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, taking care not to break the yolks, and cook, undisturbed, until the white is set and the yolk is still runny, 2 to 3 minutes. Season the eggs with salt and black pepper, to taste. (If you wish the top of the eggs to be well-cooked, gently spoon some of the bacon drippings over the tops of the eggs as they cook.)
  4. When ready to serve, spoon the salmon hash evenly among the centers of 4 plates. With a slotted spatula, lift the eggs out of the skillet, 1 at a time, and divide them among the plates, laying them gently over the top of the hash. Garnish with chives and serve immediately.