The Farmer’s Diner in Quechee, VT (map)
I’m always tempted to order hash each time I see it on a breakfast menu, but because my boyfriend inevitably points out that you never really know what they put in hash, I rarely do. Traditionally, it’s corned beef and possibly some potatoes, but once everything is cooked and mixed together, it’s near-impossible to see–or even taste–exactly what you’re eating, and for the most part, I like to know what I’m eating. That’s kind of the beauty of most one-pot meals, though: only the person who cooked it knows exactly what’s in there.
So I don’t usually order hash, but since we stopped in at the Farmer’s Diner in Quechee, VT for breakfast, where the food is sourced locally and treated humanely, I figured this was the perfect place to indulge in their Farmer’s Diner special Corned Beef Hash with Two Poached Eggs. It was nice and salty, and despite the super-slow service (it’s just not right to wait 5 minutes to ask diners if they would like coffee on a Sunday morning, and in my case, it could turn violent), and the setting is undeniably charming. I would definitely indulge my hash curiosity there again.