Hurricane Florence is heading straight for us. Thankfully, the hurricane has come down from a near Category 5 to a Category 2. Living near Myrtle Beach, SC, it is strange for our entire coastline to be evacuated. No one is on the roads. Thankfully, my husband & I do not live in an evacuation zone or a flood zone, so we are prepared to weather the storm with no power. What’s interesting about this storm and every hurricane, is that I am reminded of what is important. I often tell my friends – don’t make decisions in the middle of a hurricane. The Governor of SC in all of his glorious southern accent has spent the past week urging people to get out, to make plans, to prepare BEFORE the hurricane. The danger comes when we try to make decisions in the middle of it or in the middle of its after effects. The same is true in life. When things are going on, when you have high emotions, when it seems like you can’t tell what is up fro down – those are not the times to make life decisions. You either prepare for them before hand (have emergency funds, have hard discussions in relationships, etc.) or you wait until the emotion passes, and then you buck up, deal with what’s at hand, and experience the impacts of your decisions. Remember – don’t make decisions in a hurricane.
I can tell you what you can make, though (as long as you have some way to cook it ) – HURRICANE HASH!
Hurricane Hash is something I stumbled across. I had a recipe for Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion, & Potato Hash & I just threw it over some grits – and voila! Here’s a great quick dish that you can make to please the entire family!
Kielbasa, Peppers, Onions, & Potato Hash is an easy, delicious meal that is quick & perfect for the entire family.
Tip: Throw over grits for a complete & easy, filling meal!
Use 2 skillets to make this recipe. Cooking the potatoes in a separate skillet helps them cook more evenly & crispy. Sometimes I throw in garlic and/or use garlic salt and/or seasoned salt to add extra flavor. Topping with hot sauce is also very yummy! [/recipe-notes]
- 1 (14 oz) package kielbasa, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
- 2 peppers, diced- (1 green, 1 yellow/red/orange or 2 greens)
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 large potatoes, peeled & diced
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Grits (optional) [/recipe-ingredients]
- In a heavy-bottomed skillet (use cast iron if you can), heat 2 tbs of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes to the skillet and season with salt & pepper. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, around 8-10 minutes, stirring a few times to ensure even browning.
- In a separate skillet, brown the sliced kielbasa for around 5 minutes in 1 tbs of olive oil over medium-high heat. Remove the kielbasa from the pan and set aside. Add the peppers and onions to the skillet and season with a pinch of salt & pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
- Add the cooked potatoes and kielbasa to the skillet with the onions and peppers and mix everything together. Serve nice and hot!