Here at the Wolf Cove Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, we adapted our family secret Mushroom Potato Hash recipe to breakfast. For generations of my family a highlight at special occasion meals, it now graces our breakfast table at the Inn. I’m certain you’ll love this dish, topped with a couple of eggs, or as a side dish during your holiday meals.
This Polish dish was a staple at our dining table during big family gatherings. My dad (we call him Commodore – you’ll have to visit to find out why) felt like he shouldn’t show up if he didn’t make this! For me personally, this was what I looked forward to at holiday meals.
Polish Mushroom Potato Hash
This is a really simple, four ingredient recipe. Mushrooms, potatoes, onions and salt pork (use olive oil for a vegetarian version of the dish). That’s it. This dish proves that delicious-ness doesn’t need to be hard or complicated. Ten minutes of prep work and thirty minutes of cook time and you are golden.
- 6 medium potatoes – (we use red skin bliss potatoes) peeled at your discretion – we leave the red bliss potatoes unpeeled for extra yumminess, 1/2 inch dice
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1.5 pounds white and wild mushrooms, sliced
- 6 thick cut slices of salt pork (the key ingredient!)
- Heat a heavy bottom large skillet (I prefer cast iron) over medium heat.
- Fry up the salt pork until crisp and rendered, pushing on the pork to release as much juice as possible, about 5-8 minutes. Be sure to turn the pork once or twice while cooking. Discard salt pork.
- Add onions, stir to coat and cook until opaque, about five minutes.
- Add potatoes, season with salt and stir to coat. Cover and cook on medium for ten minutes. A nice steam will form. Stir once during the ten minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and gently stir to incorporate. Cover and cook an additional ten to fifteen minutes until potatoes are soft, the mushrooms cooked and a nice “gravy” has formed.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot topped with a couple of fried eggs.
For our Polish special occasion meals, this was a side dish at dinner. At Wolf Cove Inn, we like to top with basted or over-easy fried eggs to make it a great breakfast meal. The flavor of the runny yolks mixing in with the Mushroom Potato Hash starts a little taste buds party in your mouth.
Serve with a side of bacon, maple sausage or sliced Polish country sausage and you’ve started your day on the right foot.
Best Eaten At The Wolf Cove Inn
At the Wolf Cove Inn, a premier four season destination for romantic getaways in Maine, we serve Fried Eggs Over Mushroom Potato Hash or other Maine Comfort food breakfasts daily. Made from mostly locally sourced ingredients, we work hard to make sure your breakfast starts your day on the right foot.
Come enjoy our beautiful lakeside setting. Listen to the loons of the lake as you eat your delicious breakfast. Swoon with the love of your life to a gorgeous sunset by the fire pit, with complimentary s’mores. Relax those muscles in a jetted spa tub after a day of kayaking on the lake or exploring the Western Mountains and Lakes of Maine. It’ll feel just like home, but better!
Wolf Cove Inn is open year round. Spring, summer, fall winter or mud, all seasons have a wealth of area activities for you to enjoy during your romantic getaway. Check out my other blogs on things to do in Maine and you’ll see what I mean.
Wolf Cove Inn
5 Jordan Shore Drive
Poland, Maine 04274