Full Time Meals Boxing Day Potato and Veggie Hash with Fried Eggs

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 90 minutes


1 kg peeled potatoes
4 x carrots peeled
½ packet of sage and onion stuffing
½ tsp salt
5 tbsp vegetable oil
6 eggs
Seasoning optional for the top of the eggs

Optional: Christmas Turkey leftovers


Non-stick frying pan (make sure it doesn’t have a plastic handle)
Large tray or bowl
Box grater
Tea towel
Sharp knife

(Serves 6)


  1. Place your clean tea towel over your baking tray and grate the carrots and potatoes on the coarse side of the box grater.
  2. Season with ½ tsp salt and massage the veg altogether. Then leave the salted potatoes and carrots for 5 minutes - this helps draw out the moisture from the veg.
  3. Draw up the sides of the towel, to create a bag with the mixture inside. Over the sink squeeze the towel to drain as much liquid as possible.
  4. Tip the veg back onto the baking tray and stir in the stuffing mix. This will act as a binding agent, making it easier for everything to stick together while cooking.
  5. Pre heat the oven to 190c and place the frying pan on the hob with half of the oil.
  6. Press the hash mix into the pan, making sure you level the mix out as much as possible.
  7. Slowly fry the hash for around 10 minutes, just to set the crust and part cook.
  8. Place the frying pan into the oven and bake for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
  9. Once the hash is ready, place a plate on top of the frying pan and flip it over. Once the hash is on the plate put tin foil over the top to keep warm.
  10. Wipe the pan clean with a little kitchen towel and place the pan back on to the hob over a medium heat. Pour in the remaining oil.
  11. Once the oil is just hot, crack in the eggs and slowly cook for 4 to 5 minutes, spooning the hot fat over the yolks every now and then.
  12. 12 When ready, cut the potato hash into six chunky wedges and serve the fried eggs on the side.
  13. If you have any cold Turkey Roll left from yesterday, feel free to serve that with it and maybe a good dollop of ketchup or brown sauce on the side.