Carne Norte, a favorite Filipino breakfast dish that is quite similar to Corned Beef Hash here in the United States. Hash is a dish that is made from chopped or diced meat and vegetables. The term was derived from French verb “hacher” meaning to chop into small pieces. As to why it is called Carne Norte, I am lost for answer too just like you! Carne Norte translated to our language means meat from the north. This recipe consists of using canned corned beef, and I must say try to get those that have chunks of meat in it. I always get them from the Asian store especially if they are on sale—that is a plus! Just look at the label, it should say chunky.
Carne Norte or Corned Beef Hash is really easy to cook. It will fill you up for breakfast if you serve it with egg and rice, we call it CornSiLog in the Philippines. First, in a pan with vegetable oil, stir fry the diced potato till it turn golden brown and then set aside. Next, sauté the garlic and onion in the same pan. Then add and stir fry the corned beef. Add the potato and season to taste.
- 1 can canned corned beef
- 1 small onion diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium potato diced
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- salt to taste
- ¼ cup water
- Put oil in a pan over high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add and stir fry the diced potato till it turned golden brown.
- Remove the cooked diced potato from the pan and set aside. Save oil.
- With the same pan, sauté the garlic and onion till it's fragrant or just golden brown.
- Add the corned beef and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
- Add the water and let it simmer till water is almost gone. But don't let it go dry.
- Then, add the cooked diced potato.
- Mix until everything is fully combined.
- Season to taste.
- Serve with rice or dinner roll.
You can replace the oil with butter if you want it creamier.
You can replace the salt with fish sauce.
I also like this with pan de sal or any bread.