I’m going big with ways to rock your Christmas leftovers this year, and a breakfast hash is a wonderful way to use up left over roast potatoes and of course any leftover gammon. You can really add whatever you like. The gammon makes it a hearty meal, and is ideal to feed a crowd for breakfast or brunch on Boxing day.

The peppers and smoked paprika give it a Spanish edge.


rustic smoky breakfast hash with gammon



  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3T olive oil
  • half a red or yellow pepper, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced
  • 100g gammon, sliced and cut into smaller pieces
  • 400 â?? 450g left over roast potato (about 3 â?? 4 large potatoes) cut into chunks
  • t smoked paprika
  • 1/4t dried smoked chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1T chopped parsley (and a little extra for sprinkling)
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 free-range eggs.
  • A few drops of chipotle hot sauce like Chalula or Tabasco (optional)


  1. Fry the onion over a medium heat in olive oil until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the peppers, zucchini and garlic and continue to cook for 3 minutes or so.
  3. Add the potatoes, gammon, spices and parsley and toss around until heated through. Check the seasoning adding salt and pepper as desires.
  4. While the hash is cooking, and in a separate pan, fry the eggs.
  5. Serve the hash with a fried egg on top, a scattering of chopped parsley and a few drops of hot sauce.

This recipe was first published in Crush online magazine edition 36. A fantastic free food magazine.




  1. Liz Louw

    How much gammon ? It doesn’t say . Please let me know . Thanks . Liz

  2. Sam

    Hi Liz, its 100g gammon, but you could use more or less.

  3. Super delicious recipe Sam. I love all the ingredients and the combination is fab!
    Cheers and hope you have a fantastic weekend,

  4. Sam

    Hi Lea Ann – gammon is ham. Happy holidays to you 🙂

  5. Sam

    Thanks Lia – hope you do too (and holiday)

  6. Sam

    Thanks Suzanne – and a very happy Xmas to you x

  7. You can never go wrong with hash… Especially topped with a sunny side up egg! Nom… Nom.. Nom…
    Beautiful photos as always! 🙂 Happy Holidays Sam!

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