Breakfast Hash with Ham, Peppers, Potatoes and Kale

A poached egg sits on top of a bed of seasoned potatoes, peppers, kale and Kentucky Legend ham in this roadside-diner classic.


  • 2 Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes (about 8 oz each)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 cups diced Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Ham
  • 2 cups thinly sliced kale, stems removed
  • 4 poached eggs (see Tip)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Peel potatoes and cut in half; place in saucepan of cold water. Bring to boil; boil for 15 to 20 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain and let cool slightly. Dice potatoes; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in skillet set over medium heat; sauté onion and garlic for 3 minutes until onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant. Add red pepper and reserved potatoes. Season with thyme, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; gently stir until everything is evenly combined. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.
  3. Add ham; cook for about 5 minutes or until heated through. Add kale; cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until wilted.
  4. Serve hash with eggs on top. Sprinkle with parsley.


Tip: To poach eggs, bring saucepan or skillet of water to a boil. Add 1 tsp vinegar; reduce heat to simmer. Crack one egg into a small dish. Swirling water, gently add egg to water. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining eggs.

Nutrition Information

Per 1/4 recipe
Calories 350
Fat 13g
Cholesterol 220mg
Sodium 1350mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 9g
Protein 22g
prep time
15 MIN
total time
1 HR 5 MIN