Fancy Sweet Sausage-and-Apple Hash with Calvados

A touch of apple brandy dresses up this BLD meal of sausage, potato and apple hash with freshly toasted bread and eggs.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 pound bulk sweet breakfast sausage or maple sausage
  • 2 Gala apples, quartered, cored and finely chopped (leave the skin on)
  • 1 large Yukon Gold or thin-skinned white potato, finely chopped
  • 1 Fresno or other fairly mild chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Calvados or other apple brandy
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 1-inch-thick slices brioche or other white bread, hand-cut and toasted
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened and mixed with 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup


Heat the EVOO, one turn of the pan, in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook to brown, then crumble it. Add the apples, potato, chili pepper and onion; season with a little salt and pepper and the thyme. Cook, stirring frequently, for 20 minutes. Deglaze the hash with the Calvados and stir to evaporate.

Cook the eggs any style (“We like ours over easy,” says Rach). Place two eggs on each portion of hash. Serve the toast alongside, slathered with the honey (or maple) butter and/or maple syrup.

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