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Tell someone you’re making Hash for a meal and you will notice a quick look of distain cross their face. Somewhere in time, hash was associated with not being able to afford to cook anything else. It is now fashionable to serve at any meal with the approval of many top chefs. The French use the word “halicot”, meaning chopped very fine to describe dishes that would be considered hash.

Hash is mixing together foods chopped into small pieces and use in many varieties. Cooked potatoes, onion, salt and pepper, is the base of many hash dishes. If you add peppers to the dish, you have potatoes O’Brien. Add corned beef, leftover roast beef, chicken or turkey, and then you have a meal that after garnishing with parsley or paprika and serving with a salad will make any culinary snob rethink their decision about hash.

Add a little cream or milk to the mixture to give it a smoother texture. Any vegetables can be added to any thing that you want to mix together.

For a great quesadilla, warm a shell, add your mixture with cheddar, Asiago, Mozzarella or any cheese of choice. Place another shell on top, weigh down or press together and wow! Serve with sour cream and you will be the hit of the meal.