Sausage Hash With Apples & Sage

Sausage Hash With Apples & Sage


"One of my favorite things to order when I go out to breakfast is hash - corned beef, roast beef or any other variation - which got me to thinking about trying to make it at home. After all, the ingredients are simple: As long as you've got some kind of protein, potatoes and onions, you're in business. And it makes a fast brunch or even light supper dish, with or without poached eggs."


servings 653 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 653 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 49.4 g
  • 76%
  • Carbs:
  • 34g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 19.2 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 1598 mg
  • 64%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 2 Tbs. oil over low heat in a 12-inch non-stick skillet (so potatoes don't stick). While skillet heats, prepare onion and Italian sausage as directed above. A few minutes before cooking, increase heat to medium-high. When oil starts to send up wisps of smoke, add onion and sausage; cook, stirring often, until golden brown. Meanwhile, dice potatoes and apples and toss with remaining oil. Transfer sausage mixture to a bowl and reserve.
  2. Add potato mixture to empty skillet; cook, stirring only occasionally so they form a golden-brown crust, about 10 minutes. As potatoes cook, mix ketchup, mustard, dried sage and fresh parsley and 2 Tbs. of water. (Recipe can be prepared to this point up to 2 hours ahead. Spread hot potatoes on a large lipped cookie sheet; cover when cool. Return skillet to medium-high; add potatoes and re-crisp.)
  3. Return reserved sausage mixture to skillet; stir in ketchup mixture, then season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until hash has nicely browned, about 5 minutes longer.


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  1. 13 Ratings


This is outstanding! I made it using Spicy Bratwurst ("Cajun" flavor, the package said) - omitted sage & thyme because (1) I didn't figure it needed additional spice with the seasonings in the ...

Normally something like this is right up my alley as I love sweet/savory combos. Nobody in our home liked this. It was very sausage-heavy (could have been better with half the sausage) and was g...

Yummy! I omitted the sage & parsley and added fresh basil instead. I also put an egg (over easy) on top of each serving. The runny yolk added an extra depth of flavor to this already tasty di...

My husband loved this. I did think the recipe was written weird though, first it says heat the oil in the pan so the potatoes don't stick, but you don't add the potatoes then you add the sausage...

Used mild italian sausage. Poultry seasoning, instead of sage or thyme, because that's what I had on hand. Delicious!!

I didn't care for this at all and hubby (the potato and ketchup lover) thought is was just OK. I think this recipe was written assuming you would be preparing in advance. I used two skillets -...

very good! I like to put it in cooked acorn squash - Yum!

Edible. My husband said it should get 4 maybe 5 stars. He really liked it. I would have given it 1 star. I compromised and gave it 3 stars. I didn't care for the sauce. I liked the apples/potato...

This had great flavor! I used equal amounts of Dijon and ketchup because I'm a fan of the mustard flavor. I also added a dash of maple syrup to make it a little more savory. My husband and I ...