Recipe of the Week: Corned Beef Hash

The following simple recipe for Corned Beef Hash ties in with my recent recommendation to buy some canned corned beef, before the upcoming price increases. This recipe comes from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the bonus items in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021.

  • 2 cups chopped corned beef
  • 1/2 cup milk or water
  • 2 cups cooked potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, butter substitute or savory fat
  • Salt and pepper

Mix beef and potatoes together lightly and season. Pour the milk into a frving-pan with half the fat and, when this is warm, turn in the hash, spreading it evenly and placing the rest of the fat, cut in pieces, on the top. Cover the pan and place it where the hash will cook slowly for half an hour. !t should then be a rich, thick crust.on the bottom. Do not stir the hash. This slow process of heating the hash gives it a flavor that can not be obtained by hurried cooking.


Fold it as an omelet is folded and place it on a warm platter.

Do you have a favorite recipe that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers? In this weekly recipe column we place emphasis on recipes that use long term storage foods, recipes for wild game, dutch oven and slow cooker recipes, and any that use home garden produce. If you have any favorite recipes, then please send them via e-mail. Thanks!


  1. Reading this recipe made my mouth water.
    I am imagining the perfect marriage of corned beef and potatoes with savory fat slowly warming, filling the house with the smell of awesome food. Just let it cook.
    My wife said no! But I did take a picture of this recipe with the hope I might convince her to try it later on.
    Thank you again for sharing these old recipes!

  2. When corn beef goes on sale around St Patrick’s Day I buy usually about 30 lbs of it and I can it in pint jars. Part of having some non-perishable protein on the shelf. It gets rotated usually as corned beef hash.

  3. I appreciate “This slow process of heating the hash gives it a flavor that can not be obtained by hurried cooking.”

    This true for so many things in our lives. Slow is good, slow is powerful, slow leads to richness.

    I will drop my hurry today.

    Carry on in grace

Comments are closed.