Hashing It Out
I seem to be on a Fifth Quarter kick. I went a little crazy when I found their booth at the Kensington farmer's market a couple of weeks ago, so we've been feasting every few days.
The latest offering was a chunky, macho serving of corned beef hash, conveniently vacuum sealed - all I did was cut it open, heat the contents in a frying pan and plop a poached egg on top.
My Beloved is very fond of corned beef hash and he considers himself a good judge of it. His gold standard is the hash they sling at the Parkside in Stinson Beach - no one has yet measured up to theirs. This from Fifth Quarter, however, looked to give the Parkside a run for their money.
Pink dice of meat and golden dice of potatoes, seasoned with Anaheim chiles, onion and spices, it was a hearty portion for two and might easily have fed four lighter eaters. My Beloved would have liked more onion and I thought it could use a bit more salt and pepper but that's just nitpicking. This was delicious hash, meaty and flavorful - if we had never been to the Parkside, this would have been our all-time favorite.