Ham hock & cabbage hash

Ham hock & cabbage hash

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(9 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 5
A hearty bowl of comfort that's low fat and cheap to boot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal263
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.88g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 1kg potato, unpeeled and cut into cubes



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

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • ½ Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced



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

  • 100ml low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 175g ham hock, shredded
  • baked beans and your favourite sauce, to serve


  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of salted water until tender, drain, then allow to steam dry for about 3 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, melt half the butter in a large non-stick frying pan, then throw in the cabbage and onion and fry for 2 mins. Add the stock and cook for 5 mins more until the veg is starting to soften. Stir in the ham and potatoes and push down in the pan to flatten slightly. Cook for 8 mins until the base is golden and crisp.

  3. Heat the grill. Dot the remaining butter on top of the hash, then flash under the grill until golden and crisp. Serve with baked beans and brown sauce or ketchup, if you like.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
renren22's picture
28th Jul, 2017
Really nice dish and easy to make too, we have a veg box every 2 weeks and always have cabbage and potato to use up so this was a nice alternative to what we usually do. Didn't add the egg but having just tried it we will next time.
18th Nov, 2014
I cannot get enough of this recipe!! I use smoked bacon instead of ham hock and henderson's relish instead of veg stock (what can i say i am a Yorkshire lass!) So easy, so quick and always super tasty!! :D
28th Jan, 2014
Nice and tasty. Seasoned with Worcester sauce and topped with an egg per an earlier comment and it made a satisfying supper. If you've got cooked ham hock around this is a good way of using it up. If I was planning on a hash I'd probably go for corned beef or even bacon for more flavour but this is worhtvdoing if you have the ingredients
28th Apr, 2013
Very tasty, although adjusted the recipe slightly. For two people I used 500g potato, half a savoy cabbage, one whole onion, 100g ham hock, 20g butter and 100ml veg stock from one cube. Could perhaps have done with some black pepper, hence the 4 stars rather than the 5. Will be making again as it will keep in the fridge for a great healthy, filling meal after the gym!
17th Feb, 2013
Oh, forgot and around 90g of ham hock....for one person :)
17th Feb, 2013
A regular week night meal, lovely with a fried egg on top and a splash of Worcester sauce added with the ham and potatoes. I sub the potato usually for swede and even sometimes beetroot for a low carb option and use about 100g swede/ potato to 200g savoy to feed one person.
8th Apr, 2012
Sad waste of delicious ham hock (cooked).
22nd Nov, 2011
Is it a cooked ham hough you're supposed to be using? It doesn't seem to be long enough cooking time for raw ham and I'm not sure if a raw hough would even shred properly.
13th Sep, 2011
Really tasty and nice and easy too.
27th Aug, 2011
I used a whole savoy cabbage and home made sausage instead of the ham and it was an easy and devine dish!


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?