Corned beef and sweet potato hash with American pickles

Adam Liaw
Corned beef and sweet potato hash with American pickles.
Corned beef and sweet potato hash with American pickles. Photo: William Meppem

We didn't have a lot of money growing up and tinned corned beef was a regular on our dinner table. You can make this with cubes of corned silverside if you wish, but I have a lot of nostalgia for the tinned stuff.


75g butter

2 large brown onions, diced

3 large orange-flesh sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes

340g tinned corned beef

2 tbsp finely shredded parsley, to serve

American-style dill pickles, to serve


1. Heat a very large frying pan over medium heat and add half the butter. Fry the onions for about 8-10 minutes until quite well browned around the edges. Add the sweet potatoes and remaining butter and fry for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the potatoes begin to soften. Crumble in the corned beef and cook for a further 5-8 minutes until the potatoes are softened (but not falling apart). Taste and season with salt if needed (the corned beef will be salty) and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Scatter with parsley and serve with the pickles.

Also try: Adam Liaw's chickujaga

Find more of Adam Liaw's recipes in the Good Food New Classics cookbook.

Buy Now