Bette Davis' Red Flannel Hash

Bette Davis' Red Flannel Hash Recipe

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Chilly Butt

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@chillybb

I found two ziplock bags filled with recipe's. One filled with my parents recipes, the other with my grandmother's recipes. This one came from my grandmothers recipe bag. I love corned beef hash and this one is especially good because of the beets. Adds a wonderful flavor and no one has to know they're in there, but you! Enjoy~

PS. I remember the story about the 'red flannel' part of the recipe, as in 'Why red flannel?' It was quite a scandal in the 60's. Apparently, when Bette Davis would make this dish, a Red Flannel Shirt was all she wore! Even if it's not true, sure makes a good story.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
???
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
cooked corned beef
3 c
cold, boiled potatoes
1 c
cold, cooked beets, not pickled
6
eggs
salt and pepper, to taste
cream, enough to moisten meat mixture

How to Make Bette Davis' Red Flannel Hash

Step-by-Step

  • 1Chop corned beef and potatoes into bit size pieces. Finely dice beets and combine with corned beef and potatoes.
  • 2Season corned beef mixture with salt and pepper, and add a dash or two of cream, just enough to moisten meat mixture. Heat a large iron skillet on medium heat. Add 2-3 tablespoons butter, enough to coat the bottom of the skillet and add corned beef mix. Stir and spread evenly over bottom of skillet.
  • 3Cook corned beef like you would hash browns. I mash the mixture down into the pan and cover with a lid. Cooking one side, flip and cook the other side. Once both sides are browned, about 5 minutes on each side, I stir it all up, to mix the browned bits with the inside bits.
  • 4Reduce heat to med-low, drop eggs, one at a time, onto the hash, cover with lid and cook 3-5 minutes or until desired doneness. OR you can poach the eggs separate and serve with the eggs on top. Enjoy~

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About Bette Davis' Red Flannel Hash

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American