Sunday, June 08, 2014

Canned Corned Beef Hash, Sometime In The Early 20th Century - 8 June 2014, RIP.

     Well, they've done it, slimed-up the last decent brands of canned hash, "Mary Kitchen" Corned Beef and Roast Beef Hash.  So I've had my last can of the stuff and from here on out, I'll have to make it myself if I want any.   You can shortcut with deli corned beef, just have 'em slice it thick, but it's not near as quick or easy, for all it is probably lower in Bad Things I Shouldn't Eat. I haven't had great luck with the various frozen and canned potatoes, but I hadn't been motivated to make a really serious try until now, either.

     It was a good long run and I shouldn't gripe, but it's just one more bit of a steadily-poorer world, even here in the fattest part of the fat of the land.  Rome was a long time falling, too, and at any given point, it was real hard to see the decline.


greg said...

I've got three cans in the garage...we might be able to make a deal!

BGMiller said...

The brand escapes me at the moment but there are some potatoes I recall from the dairy case that may do okay for you. Available both shredded and cubed. Green bag if that helps.


C-90 said...

What you can't make it fro a can of corn beef, potatoes, bacon, and an onion?

Jay Dee said...

This is Harvard Business School's "Sausage Game". Info here.

Hormel is probably getting ready to ditch the Mary Kitchen brand and release a new & exciting brand in the next year or so.

I did a quick web search. Armour, Hereford, Venice Maid, Chef-Mate & Vanee still make canned hash w/o TVP, etc.

Roberta X said...

Armour's is inedible and runny, TVP or not. That's the other common brand around here and it used to be darned good.

batchainpuller said...

Ingredients: Beef, Re-hydrated Potatoes, Water, Contains 2% or less of Salt, Sugar, Flavoring, Spice, Sodium Nitrite.

This is from the current Hormel website

Ken O said...

Libby seems passable, for the moment. It come out a pink and white, gelatinous blob that will still fry up crisp, if given long enough. Recently, I spread some thinly in a disposable aluminum cake pan, baked to temperature and then broiled 'til crisp.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Maybe I was spoiled early on by quality kosher-style corned beef, but that canned corned beef hash never looked appetizing to me.

Mom used to make hash out of the brisket leftovers, though. Tasty, that.