By Sonia Sultana Breakfast Continental Fry
February 12, 2016
This is the perfect breakfast when you have leftover roast beef. But if you don’t, a good quality corned beef also works a treat here.
150 g leftover braised beef , such as shin, feather or brisket
2 sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley
a few fresh chives
1 large gherkin
200 g cold mashed potato
½ tablespoon English mustard
50 g plain flour
2 medium free-range eggs
75 g panko breadcrumbs
200 ml groundnut oil
Shred the beef, then roughly chop the parsley leaves, chives and gherkins.
Place in a large bowl with the mashed potato, mustard and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then mix until combined.
Using your hands, roll it into four balls, before flattening each one into a patty.
Set out three shallow dishes. Put the flour in the first and season, beat the eggs in the second, and add the panko breadcrumbs in the third.
Roll each patty in the flour, then the egg, shaking off any excess, then the breadcrumbs, until well coated. Pop them on a plate, cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and cook the patties gently for 4 minutes on each side, or until golden and crisp.
In a serving bowl, mix the yoghurt and Tabasco, then serve it alongside the beef hash cakes. Delicious with dressed rocket and a poached egg.
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