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Cauliflower and Ham Hash

Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

This one skillet weeknight meal is sure to be a crowd pleasure. This dish requires just a few simple ingredients and is ready in under 40 minutes.

 3 tbsp (45 mL) extra virgin olive oil, divided
 4 cups (1 L) cauliflower florets (1 head cauliflower)
 ¼ cup (50 mL) finely chopped celery
 ½ cup (125 mL) chopped red pepper
 2 shallots, sliced
 1 garlic clove, minced
 ½ lb (250 g) Ontario black forest ham, torn into pieces
 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
 Salt and pepper, to taste
 4 eggs
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley

Heat 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower, celery, red pepper, shallot, and garlic, and cook until browned, 10 minutes.


Add ham, paprika, and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for 10-15 minutes more.


Divide hash between four plates. Wipe out skillet and heat remaining oil. Crack in 4 eggs and fry until whites are firm and yolk is slightly runny. To serve, top hash with fried egg and fresh parsley.

Cook's Notes:

Serves 4

Black forest ham can be substituted for leftover baked ham.