There is nothing more comforting than a hearty hash for breakfast. Topping it off with a sunny-side-up egg brings it all together.
One of our favorite things to order for brunch is a hash that usually consists of some sort of savory protein such as sausage or corned beef cooked with crispy diced potatoes. For this recipe, we used chopped breakfast sausage and sauteed diced apples instead of potatoes. The apple swap adds sweetness to this savory meal and it’s also a great way to add fruits to your morning meal.
Ingredients & Swaps
- Breakfast Sausage: We chose chicken breakfast sausage and diced it up for our protein, however, you can use any other savory breakfast protein such as turkey crumbles or even chopped deli meat
- Apples: We used diced apples instead of potatoes, however, if you’re not into the whole hot fruit thing, you can also use sweet potato. The sweet potato will be a great combo of the sweet and savory to this meal. Pick an ingredient that you can chop up into small pieces.
- Eggs: If you’re not much of an egg person, or are just simply not up for frying up eggs, you can substitute with a stack of fluffy pancakes or waffles
How to Make Apple & Sausage Hash with Fried Egg
- First, dice up the apples and sausages into small pieces.
- Next, add oil to a heated saute pan and crack your eggs into the pan. Cook until the egg whites are firmly set and the yolk reaches your desired runniness. You can also flip it over with the spatula to let the yolk cook faster.
- Then, remove the egg from the pan. Using the same pan, add the diced sausage and apples and saute them until golden brown.
Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.
Meal Prep Tips for a Delicious Hash and Fried Eggs
- Prep Tips: When you are cutting up your hash ingredients, be sure to cut them up into small dice so that they can cook faster in the pan. This will also ensure they crisp up quickly in the pan.
- Cooking Tips: When cooking your eggs, you can use a spoon to baste the oil on top of the yolk to help it cook faster. You can also cover the pan with a lid and the steam will help cook the top of the eggs quickly.
- Storage: Store the meal in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. Place the fried egg on top of the hash in your meal prep container.
- To Reheat: Heat them in the microwave until they warm through.
- To Serve: Add sliced avocado to the meal or top off your hash with shredded cheese. You can also enjoy this meal with fresh fruit. Serve it up with toast or an English muffin to dip into the creamy yummy yolk.
Fried Egg with Apple and Sausage Hash
- cutting board
- saute pan
- 1 red apple
- 2 chicken breakfast sausage patties (2.5 oz each)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Dice the red apples and sausage patties into small half-inch squares.
- Next, add oil to a saute pan on medium heat and crack the eggs into the pan. Cook until the egg whites firmly set (about 3 to 5 minutes). Use a spoon to baste the oil on top of the egg yolks to help them cook through
- Remove the eggs from the pan and set it aside. Then, add the diced sausage and apples into the pan and saute them until they are golden brown (about 3 to 4 minutes)
- Serve the sausage and apple hash on top of the fried eggs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What ingredients can you use in a breakfast hash?
Start with choosing a protein, typically a leftover or pre-cooked meat. Add potato and other vegetables such as diced onions or bell peppers, if you like.
Is it bad to eat eggs every day?
For most healthy adults, you can eat 1 to 2 eggs a day. They are a great source of vitamins, however, they are also high in cholesterol, so you will need to factor in how much cholesterol you get from other meals in your diet.
What are the different types of eggs?
Sunny side-up eggs are fried with the yolk up and not flipped. For over easy, over medium, and over well, the egg is flipped. The yolk is still runny for over easy, slightly runny for over medium, and cooked well done for over well.