National Corned Beef Hash Day is a celebration of a delicious Irish dish traditionally made with corned beef, potatoes, onions, and a bunch of spices. During the Second World War, this dish saved soldiers from starvation, because, unlike fresh meat, corned beef has a longer shelf life.
National Corned Beef Hash Day is an important gastronomic celebration of a hearty meal. However, the mission of the event is not only this; this day is also about a special method of canning and preserving food. In addition, the community is reminded to reduce food waste and learn to make better use of leftover food.
- Corned beef hash became popular during the years when there was a shortage of food in the world.
- The exact origin of the dish is unknown, but there is a recipe in England dating back to the 14th century. Also, a similar treat is found in Jewish books of the 17th century.
- In America, the dish appeared in the second half of the 19th century and since then, it has become popular on many American tables.
- The word ‘hash’ has French roots and means ‘to cut’.
How to take part
Make hash; there are a lot of recipes on the Internet, choose the one you like best. Serve it with beans, toast, eggs, and various sauces. Each housewife has her own personal recipe for hash, and even more than one, because it is often prepared from what is in the refrigerator. Share your culinary successes on social networks.
When is National Corned Beef Hash Day in 2022?
National Corned Beef Hash Day is observed on September 27 each year.