Move over potatoes, radishes make the crispiest and most decadent keto corned beef hash everrrrrrr. Say hi to your new low carb breakfast bestie – for real!!!
So there is currently a cauliflower and broccoli shortage here in Belize – true story. I went to buy cauliflower the other day and there was none to be found anywhere. I asked one of the workers at a local produce stand I frequent if they would be getting some soon and to my surprise she said no. Belize has put a ban on imported cauliflower and broccoli until their own growing season ends, but they didn’t produce much of either this season, so our island will be out for the foreseeable future.
Usually I’d be freaking out about this, but since radishes are plentiful and cheap here, I AIN’T EVEN MAD. I have a low carb cauliflower and corned beef hash from waaaaaaay back when IBIH first went low carb around 5 years ago – and it’s good, but this version made with radishes frankly blows that one out of the water.
Cauliflower just doesn’t crisp up like radishes do, so they are my new go-to potato replacement in fried applications and recipes like this keto corned beef hash. It’s awesome. Just LOOK. AT. IT.
Super crispy, with that salty, briny corned beef hash flavor that we love! It goes perfectly with fried eggs, or you can eat it alone like I do sometimes for lunch or dinner. It’s just that good.
Sometimes I cook it up and then spread it in a casserole dish and break my eggs into little depressions I make with a spoon. Then you bake it until the eggs are done to your liking and cut into it casserole style. So yummy and great for a crowd or brunch – you can even do it in muffin cups for individual servings. The possibilities are delicious and endless with this keto corned beef hash!
I used a good quality canned corned beef that I can get here in Belize (for $8 US per can, *gulp*!) to make this version, but if you’ve got leftover corned beef that would also be fantastic – just be sure to chop it really fine before cooking with the radishes and onions.
You’ll need to be patient with this keto corned beef hash recipe – the chemistry of the process can’t be rushed. First the radishes mellow and release their moisture and it cooks off as steam – be sure to dice them small, about 1/4 inch pieces.
Then you add the corned beef to the pan and the radishes absorb the fat (and flavor) and crisp up beautifully. The mixture goes from an unappetizing looking pink mush to crispy keto breakfast perfection in about 15 minutes.
It’s totally worth the time, I promise! Just a few minutes of prep and cooking time to a delicious low carb breakfast that even the carb-lovingest critics will rave about!!!
As a final side note, if you use sugar free corned beef this is a Whole 30 compliant dish as well!
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- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup diced onions
- 1 cup radishes, diced to about 1/4 inch
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano (Mexican if you have it)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 twelve oz can corned beef or 1 cup finely chopped corned beef, packed
- Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan and add the onions, radishes, salt and pepper.
- Saute the onions and radishes on medium heat for 5 minutes or until softened.
- Add the oregano, garlic powder, and corned beef to the pan and stir well until combined.
- Cook over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until the radishes are soft and starting to brown.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan and cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes or until the bottom is crisp and brown.
- Serve hot.