The Grinch's Best "Who Hash" Recipe

A "Feast" Your Family Will Love

No holiday season is complete without the annual viewing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  It's a delightful, transformative tale about finding and sharing in the Christmas spirit.

Before the Grinch's heart grows three sizes, he hates that the Whos feast, feast, feast on Who-pudding and Who-roast beast--a feast he can't stand in the least!  As a result, he steals all the food in each house along with every vestige of Christmas.

The Grinch's Best Who Hash Recipe
He cleaned out that icebox as quick as a flash.
Why, that Grinch even took their last can of Who-hash!

If your kids are picky eaters who hesitate to touch their plates with a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole, you will have no trouble enticing them with this comforting and Christmas-y recipe.  Plus, it's much tastier than a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!

What Is "Hash?"

Hash refers to a dish consisting of seasoned diced meat, potatoes, and vegetables that are mixed together and browned.  The name is derived from the French word hacher, which means to chop.

Since necessity is the mother of invention, this Grinch Who Hash recipe was created on a day when there were no leftovers in the fridge for our family's Sunday lunch. I scraped together what we had on hand, and the dish was met with a happy chorus of fah who foraze, dah who doraze!

The red and green bell peppers and zucchini are perfect for adding a splash of Christmas color, and the remaining ingredients make the dish hearty and flavorful.  The kids giggled when I revealed it was my version of the Grinch's Who Hash, which made them much more receptive to trying something new.  My hubby found it comforting and satisfying, too, and now they request that I serve it year-round.

This Grinch Who Hash Recipe Can Be Easily Altered to Fit Your Family's Preferences

I don't measure the ingredients when I make this dish, but rather throw in a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  To make the recipe shareable, however, I've tried to estimate the approximate amount of everything I include.  You can easily substitute, eliminate, or add just about anything to create your own spin on the recipe that will satisfy your family's palate.

For example, you can choose red potatoes or russet potatoes, or you can cheat and use frozen diced potatoes.  If you don't have time to clean and chop vegetables, you can toss in a combination bag of frozen vegetables or veggies from a can.  Just bear in mind that the recipe tastes richer and superior when you use fresh ingredients over frozen or canned.

If your family doesn't like smoked sausage, you can substitute diced ham or cooked ground sausage.  Don't like too much spice?  Pare down the cayenne pepper.  If you're just the opposite and crave more spice, use hot sausage instead of smoked.  Will the white onion upset your digestive system?  Swap it for a sweet onion instead.

The Grinch's Who Hash is very versatile and easily tweakable to make your family's tummies happy, even if it deviates from the original recipe.

No matter how you fix it, your brood will just be happy that you aren't serving them a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots!


The Grinch's Who Hash Recipe

You Need Two Skillets to Make the Grinch's Who Hash

The Grinch's Who Hash recipe might look labor intensive since it's done in two skillets using a variety of ingredients, but it really comes together in a snap.

Your potatoes will cook in one skillet while the veggies, smoked sausage, and spices cook in the other.  Step three...mix them all together!  

Grinch's Who Hash Recipe
If you use red potatoes, they don't have to be peeled, and they cook a bit faster than russet potatoes.

Grinch's Who Hash Recipe
Our family enjoys the flavor of russet potatoes in this recipe a little more than red potatoes.

Grinch's Who Hash Recipe
Your veggies and seasonings will cook in a separate skillet and need to be partially tender before you add the smoked sausage to lightly brown.

Grinch's Who Hash Recipe
Here's after the smoked sausage is added to the veggies.

Grinch Who Hash Recipe
You will need to use an extra-large, deep skillet for the veggies and smoked sausage so there is room left over for the potatoes when you combine everything.

Next time you're stumped on what to cook for dinner, no need to puzzle until your puzzler is sore!  Just make the Grinch's Who Hash recipe, and your family will be asking for more!

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