Ham Harsh
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Crispy and Delicious Ham Hash

Last updated on July 27th, 2022 at 06:03 pm

You used to love ham as a kid, but then you grew up. Now you just want to eat something that actually tastes good. That’s why we’re here with ham hash. We’ve got the meaty taste of ham — without the meat or any other stuff you don’t want. So eat up!

I did not know what to call this dish when I made it. I wanted the dish to be something that could be served for breakfast, snack, appetizer, lunch, or dinner. When my sister-in-law Beverly tasted it, she suggested that I call it Ham Hash because, to her, it resembled Ham Hash. So there it is, Ham Hash.

I had some leftover frozen cooked fresh ham in my freezer and decided to make something with it. I wanted to cook a dish out of the ordinary, so I decided to chop it finely in my food processor.

I chopped it finely because I wanted to add lots of spices and hot peppers to make a spicy appetizer, but Beverly said that she would eat it anytime because she liked it.

Ham Harsh
Ham Harsh

After shredding the ham, I pan-fried it in batches so all the pieces would have a nice brownish color. The meat is not dry because I added extra virgin oil while frying. After browning, I added fresh thyme, black pepper, shallots, lemon juice, parsley garlic, and lots of hot pepper or Noubess hot and spicy sauce and let it cook so all the flavor could saturate. It tasted spicy and good, just the way I wanted it.

Notes and tips for the Ham Hash recipe

I presumed it tasted good because the ham was cooked/boiled with celery, carrot, garlic, parsley, and cloves before frying it.

You can buy fresh ham and then roast it. Or you can buy cured ham and prepare this recipe to make like much easier. I recommend boiling the cured ham to remove some of the salt and make the meat tastier.

I always think that one should not only take care of the outside of the meat but the inside as well. B boiling the ham with spices allows more flavor to tenderize the meat. So that is how I cook every ham, and this is how Ham Hash was created.

Enjoy this delicious dish with plantains and roasted potatoes, or make a sandwich.


Ham Harsh

Ham Hash

Ham Harsh, a classic dish usually served with potatoes. Serve it with plantains for another delicious dinner or breakfast.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Servings 6
Calories 437 kcal


  • 3 lb shredded cooked ham
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup shallots finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons hot peppers finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  • In a large pan, heat 1/4 cup of oil and add 4 cups of shredded ham. Stirring occasionally fry ham until dark brown in color about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from pan add the rest of the oil and do the same for the second batch of ham. Once the second batch is fried, add the first batch back to the pan and mix well. Add rice vinegar, lemon juice, shallots, parsley, thyme and cook for 5 minutes. Add hot pepper and lemon zest, stir and let cook for 15 minutes on low heat.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 437kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 42gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 2963mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 178IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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