Brussels Sprout and Potato Hash
Who says hash needs meat? The right mixture of vegetables, browned and cooked to tenderness, does the trick just fine.
Why This Recipe Works
A hash is usually a great way to use up last night’s leftover roast, but hash doesn’t need to contain meat to be a hearty side dish. We use a combination of colorful vegetables—Brussels sprouts, carrots, potatoes, and onions—in a meat-free hash that can be served at any time of day. Adding the Brussels sprouts to a hot skillet ensures that the edges brown and crisp rather than steam (which can cause the sprouts to develop sulfurous flavors). In the meantime, we use the microwave to jump-start the denser carrots and potatoes and then add them to the skillet with the browned sprouts to allow the flavors to meld and the vegetables to finish cooking. Thyme and scallions add a fresh note, while butter lends richness and gives the dish a glossy sheen.