Austrian hash

Austrian hash

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Known as gröstl, this is bacon, onion and potato fry-up is a real hunger-stopper and great served with fried egg

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal379
  • fat26g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein17g
  • salt3.26g
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  • 1½ tbsp corn, sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 400g smoked bacon lardon (or use cooked ham)
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 500g cooked potato (preferably waxy ones), cold and cut into small chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 tsp caraway seed
  • 1½ tsp hot, sweet paprika (if you can't find this use sweet paprika mixed with a pinch of chilli powder)



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • small handful parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then fry the bacon and onion together for 10 mins until the bacon is golden. Lift out of the pan onto a plate, then add the potatoes and fry for 10 mins more until golden.

  2. Tip in the caraway and paprika, season well, then fry for another min, stirring to release their fragrance.

  3. Return the bacon and onion, taste for seasoning, then add the parsley. Serve hot.

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dave6376's picture
4th Jan, 2019
Delicious and very easy but even with a fried egg the quantity is just adequate for two people never mind four. I cooked the lardons on their own for about five minutes over a fairly high heat then reduced the heat slightly and added the onions for another five minutes otherwise the onions would have burned
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Darel Robinson
13th Aug, 2018
"1½ tsp hot, sweet paprika (if you can't find this use sweet paprika mixed with a pinch of chilli powder)" Can this please be corrected, thanks
23rd Feb, 2014
Made this tonight using cubed smoked gammon as bacon lardons too fatty for our taste. I added chestnut mushrooms, garlic and a chilli in when frying the meat/onion, peas added in the last few mins of frying the potatoes and coriander instead of parsley. Only enough for the two of us for one meal so definitely not enough for four. Very tasty :)
17th Dec, 2013
I made this last for myself and 3 kids, it wasn't enough! Could of done with double the potato at least. I used leeks instead of onions as they needed using up, and chopped up leftover gammon. It was delicious, we had eggs too, there was not potatoes that's all.
27th Oct, 2012
I added the suggested fried egg to this, and used red onion. I also had it with cabbage and peas. Delicious!! I'll definitely be using this recipe again on cold nights.
9th Oct, 2012
had this for supper last night and like other suggestions, topped with a fried egg. Was very tasty, but having used all lardons, I would cook them off first before adding the onion to crisp up the bacon fat as had to remove them from the pan slightly sooner than I would have liked due to the onion sticking.
23rd Aug, 2012
How long do you cook the spuds for before frying them?
15th Nov, 2010
Second time I've had this. I served it topped with egg this time, perfect supper for a chilly day!
4th Jul, 2010
Made this a couple of times now and it's a great recipe especially if you fry a litle longer once all the ingredients are in until the potatoes go really brown and crispy. Like someone else mentioned, a fried egg on top makes it more authentic.
3rd May, 2010
A fantastic dish - although if you want it to be truely authentic, serve with a fried egg on top of the hash. Delicious!


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