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Hash – a word in English which means useless, unnecessary. However, in the culinary world it is usually the name of dishes consisting of chopped meat, potatoes and vegetables. It’s great because of its taste and also because it doesn’t take much time to prepare. The main component of this dish is prepared meat (in our case pastrami). The following recipe should not be used precisely, since you can or even should use the leftovers from your fridge. We’ve tried this for late breakfast, lunch and early dinner – it really works.


2 tablespoons olive oil or another oil

3 tablespoons butter

750 grams potatoes, washed, peeled or diced

12-15 slices of pastrami cut into medium sized cubes

2 medium-sized red peppers (alternatively use pepper of another colour, courgette or aubergine)

1 onion

1 clove garlic, thinly sliced

Pepper (preferably freshly ground)

Salt to taste

¼ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp smoked paprika

1 teaspoon dried thyme


In a deep frying pan heat the butter and olive oil.

Add the onion and potatoes, fry for a few minutes, careful not to burn. Add salt and cook for another few minutes until potatoes are almost soft.

Add pepper, coriander, thyme and pepper. Gently stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Add pastrami. Simmer until potatoes are soft and pastrami is warm and slightly brown.

Serve warm.