ʻUala & Kalo Hash
This recipe includes some of your favorite Hawaiian staple crops–ʻuala and kalo!
½ lb bacon, diced
½ lb mushrooms, chopped
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1 yellow onion, diced
1 lb local starch (can be any mix of Recipe-ready Kalo, ‘Ulu and/or ‘Uala), steamed and cubed
1 bunch kale, torn into bite sized pieces
1-2 Tbsp fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage, or whatever you've got), chopped
Cooking oil of choice as needed (coconut oil, avocado oil, butter, lard or extra bacon fat)
8 eggs, fried or poached
In a heavy bottom skillet (preferably cast iron), on medium heat, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until it starts to brown and crisp and much of the fat has rendered out.
Remove the bacon and set on paper towels to drain, leaving the bacon fat behind. Reserve some of the bacon fat in a heat-safe dish, leaving just enough left in the pan to cover the bottom.
Increase heat to medium-high. Add mushrooms and a sprinkle of salt. Let them sit for a minute and start to brown. Stir and let sit a few more minutes, until browned all over. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add more bacon fat, or other cooking oil, to the pan and add onions and a sprinkle of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and golden brown.
Add more fat if needed (you want the whole bottom of the pan coated to reduce sticking), add starches and a sprinkle of salt. Cook until the bottom is browned before stirring. Stir, scraping the pan if necessary, and continue to cook until the outsides of the starches are all crisp.
Add kale and sauté for a couple of minutes until it softens. Add the bacon, mushrooms, herbs, salt and pepper, and cook until everything is warmed through.
Divide amongst 4 plates and top each dish with 2 fried or poached eggs.