Ham hock & cabbage hash

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A hearty bowl of comfort that’s low fat and cheap to boot

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:35 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 263
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 40g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 14g
  • salt 0.88g


  • 1kg potatoes, unpeeled and cut into cubes
  • 25g butter
  • ½ Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 100ml low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 175g ham hock, shredded
  • baked beans and your favourite sauce, to serve


Make it different
Salmon & spring onion hash for 4Cook potatoes as above. Cook 2 salmon fillets in the microwave on High for 3 mins, then flake into the potatoes with a small bunch chopped dill, 4 sliced spring onions and some seasoning. Transfer the hash to an ovenproof dish, then flash under the grill until golden. Serve with a dollop of crème fraîche.


  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of salted water until tender, drain, then allow to steam dry for about 3 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, melt half the butter in a large non-stick frying pan, then throw in the cabbage and onion and fry for 2 mins. Add the stock and cook for 5 mins more until the veg is starting to soften. Stir in the ham and potatoes and push down in the pan to flatten slightly. Cook for 8 mins until the base is golden and crisp.

  3. Heat the grill. Dot the remaining butter on top of the hash, then flash under the grill until golden and crisp. Serve with baked beans and brown sauce or ketchup, if you like.

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