Asparagus and Prosciutto Hash

Asparagus and Prosciutto Hash

I’m back! I recently returned from a weeklong trip in Hong Kong. It was an amazing trip filled with fun people, delicious food, and beautiful sightseeing. I’ve been thinking about sharing photos and tips from my trip as a new segment on Broke and Cooking. What do you think? 

Before my trip I purchased a gorgeous baby cast iron skillet, with all intentions of creating delicious single serving dishes. For today’s recipe, I wanted to explore a twist on traditional Corned Beef Hash & Eggs. What makes things feel fancier than prosciutto? Yummmm. This recipe is so easy, so delicious, and really pretty for brunch. The flavor combinations are classic, and make for a wonderful and hearty meal. 

What You Need: (Serves One)

2 tbsp EVOO

1-2 new potatoes, diced

Salt & Pepper

½ shallot

3 pieces asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1" pieces

3-4 slices chopped prosciutto (TJ’s has great pricing)

2 large eggs

Optional: hot sauce

What To Do:

- You don’t have to cook this in a personal sized cast iron skillet, haha. You can double the ingredients to make a skillet breakfast for two. 

- In a skillet or cast iron pan, heat EVOO over medium-low heat. Add your chopped potatoes (I’d actually chop them a bit smaller than in these photos - when they are combined with prosciutto in every bite, the saltiness of the prosciutto is amazing.) Brown all sides of the new potatoes (these are great because they don’t fall apart easily and form a beautiful crust.) Season with salt and pepper.


- Cover them for about 10 minutes, or until tender, making sure to turn them so they brown on all sides. I used chopsticks so as not to damage the potatoes. 

- After the potatoes have become tender, uncover them and add thinly sliced shallot. Stir until soft. Add your chopped asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Cook covered for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the roughly chopped prosciutto slices. With a spoon, make 2 nests in the hash to make room for the eggs. Crack 1 egg into each empty area, and cook covered, until the egg whites are set, about 4-5 minutes. Season eggs with salt & pepper, and serve the entire dish with hot sauce if desired! 

See! Easy right? Try this beautiful dish out for your next brunch at home. It’s pretty fail-proof - just make sure to have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start cookin! Serve immediately as the eggs are best when runny. Yum!! Have a great week guys!