This is it! The coupe de grace! What I’ve been excitedly waiting to present to you all week long! My masterpiece in latke making – Corned Beef Hash Latkes!!!
Yes! I did it! I took the most wonderful thing about brunch and made into a latke! And… I topped everything off with a delicious, runny fried egg.
Everyone can now bow down and declare my awesomeness. 🙂 Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Did I mention, there is duck fat involved? I mean, if I was going to go so far as to add shredded corned beef into shredded potatoes and onions, I might was well toss everything in duck fat. Right?
These latkes take a little more advance planning than my other recipes, but it is worth it. Trust me when I tell you, make the corned beef yourself (when I say “make”, I mean buy it already brined and simmer away). Chill that baby for a few hours and then shred it into tiny pieces the size of your potatoes. It makes all the difference in the word and works seamlessly into your latke.
No hash is complete of course without a little sauce, to spice things up, I mixed in some chipotle sauce into my sour cream for a little smoky flavor and heat. Feel free to add more chipotle sauce than I did if you like things on the spicy side.
2-3 teaspoons prepared chipotle sauce (I used sauce from a can)
eggs for frying to top the latkes
Using a hand grater or your food processor grate your potatoes and onions and transfer to a colander set over a mixing bowl.
Squeeze the excess liquid from the potatoes and let sit for a few minutes, press out any remaining liquid. Drain the liquid from the mixing bowl, reserving the potato starch that has gathered at the bottom.
Toss the potato/onion mixture with the potato starch and mix with the rendered duck fat. Mix in the shredded corned beef, flour, salt and kosher salt.
Heat a large frying pan with about 1/4 cup of vegetable oil - enough to cover the bottom of the pan - on medium heat, until it begins to shimmer. Form the latkes with your hands, about 1/3 cup each in size, squeezing extra liquid and gently place into the frying pan.
Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Continue with remaining potato mixture, keep the cooked latkes warm in a pre-heated oven to 250 degrees F.
While the latkes are cooking, in a small bowl mix together the sour cream and chipotle sauce.
Once the latkes are finished cooking, using a small frying pan, heat a little bit of duck fat until it is completely rendered and fry your egg until the whites are completely set and the yolk is still runny. Slide the cooked egg onto 1-2 latkes and top with chipotle cream.