Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

6th November 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital

Hash is a culinary dish consisting of chopped up meat, potatoes, and onions fried in a cast iron skillet. In this recipe, we will use eggs as the main source of protein.

Hash usually served for breakfast in the United States, but it can be served as lunch or dinner too. When we have no appetite to our routine food, we can try something new.

You can alter the texture of potato hash according to your preference. If you like your potato hash to be mushy and soft, pre-cooked the potato cubes with boiling water.

Potato is a great source of carbohydrate and a great alternative to white rice. 1 large potato (approximately 370g) contains 58g of carbohydrate which is equivalent to 4 scoops of cooked white rice (approximately 200g).

Cancer patients may experience taste loss during their chemotherapy. If a routine food tastes bland, try new food or new combination. Potato hash is a good alternative to rice.

Recipe: Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

(Serves 1)


  • 280g potato, washed and removed skin, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • ½ medium onion, sliced into half-moons
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs, size B
  • Salt
  • Ground red pepper



  1. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, and add oil.
  2. When oil is hot, add onion and a sprinkling of salt.
  3. Stir until onion begins to soften, about 1 minute.
  4. Add potato and pepper to the skillet. Reduce heat to low, and stir-frying frequently, until potatoes and onions are tender and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove potato and onion hash from the pan, place onto a plate.
  6. Top with pan-fried eggs and serve.