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Brussels Sprouts Hash

A glass bowl filled with Brussels sprouts hash with chunks of pancetta, Brussels sprouts, and potatoes.
One of the most comforting breakfast foods to me is potato hash. It’s the perfect food to warm up a cold day without a lot of effort. This version makes you feel a little less guilty about all that potato and meat with the addition of some Brussels sprouts.
Ali Rosen

Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 45 mins
Sides
American
6 servings
342 kcal

Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons mild vegetable oil
  • 3 medium (1 3/4 lbs total) russet potatoes diced into 1/2-inch (12-mm) pieces
  • Pinch salt plus more as needed
  • 5 cups (12 oz) shaved Brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup (4 oz) diced pancetta*
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar (optional)

Directions 

  • In a wide skillet over high heat, warm oil. When hot, add potatoes and salt, and cook until potatoes have browned and are almost fully cooked, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • On a rimmed baking sheet, combine potatoes with Brussels sprouts, pancetta, chile flakes, and sherry vinegar. If the baking sheet seems crowded, divvy the mixture between two sheets. Season to taste with salt.

    ☞TESTER TIP: Line your baking sheet with parchment or foil for easy clean-up.

  • Turn on the broiler, making sure the top rack is on the highest setting.
  • Broil until Brussels sprouts are browned and cooked through, stirring once, 6 to 7 minutes. Serve, with a drizzle of balsamic on top, if desired.

Notes

*What is pancetta?

American bacon is based on Italian pancetta, just to give you an idea of how it looks and tastes. Pancetta is a thick slab made from a seasoned side of pork belly, curled into a tight roll, and wrapped in a casing to hold its shape. It's then cured but not smoked.
Pancetta can be sold in a slab, sliced, or cubed. Because it's only cured, it must be cooked before use. Bacon can be substituted if you can't find pancetta but we advise you to blanch it first (boil the raw bacon for a few minutes before cooking) so that you're removing the smokiness of the bacon.