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Brussels Sprouts Hash with Bacon and Poached Eggs

Especially these days, shredding the $4!t out of things can be fun. If that’s not reason enough to make this Brussels sprouts hash, it’s also a quick and easy brunch or dinner — but I think we all know it’s reason enough.

Brussels Sprouts Hash with Bacon and Poached Eggs | Umami Girl

Hello, hello! Thanks for casually looking the other way while I took a little break from posting recipes this past week. There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes to keep Umami Girl moving forward, aaaaaand also we took a quick little vacation to San Diego to chill (although…in a warm way) and to hang out with good friends.

I can’t believe it’s Friday already, but it is, and weekend brunches await. That’s why I’m sharing this quick and easy Brussels sprouts hash with bacon and poached eggs. It’s NBD and yet kind of a big deal. What more can you ask for from the first meal of the day? 

Brussels Sprouts Hash with Bacon and Poached Eggs | Umami GirlHere’s something notable: I’ve just started training for my first half-marathon! Not gonna lie, it’s a little daunting — but I’m already feeling good about having a clear reason to run when I might have opted to take a pass a little too often otherwise. Sunday I’m supposed to do something called “10 easy miles,” which, as I said on Facebook, I’m assuming was created by one of those random phrase generators that spits out hilarious and meaningless groups of words.


Brussels Sprouts Hash with Bacon and Poached Eggs | Umami GirlIn other news that you may not care about as much as I do, I’m starting to use a new way of putting recipes onto the site, which is why things look a little different below. We’re still working out the kinks, but it will be much better in the long run. If you have any comments, please feel free to let me know and I will do my best to incorporate any constructive feedback into the final result.

Brussels Sprouts Hash with Bacon and Poached Eggs | Umami GirlEnjoy the weekend. See you Monday.

Carolyn xx

Brussels Sprouts Hash with Bacon and Poached Eggs

Preparation 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 0:20
Serves 2     adjust servings


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 4 ounces good bacon (see note)
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Fit a food processor with the slicing disk. Feed Brussels sprouts through the feed tube to shred. (If you don't have a food processor, you can carefully...and tediously...use a mandoline or slice sprouts with a knife.)

Dice the bacon and place in a 12-inch skillet set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bacon is just about cooked to your liking. Spoon out and discard all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the pan. Add shallot and cook for two minutes or so, until becoming translucent. Stir in shredded Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring from time to time, until wilted and just tender. Off the heat, add 1 tablespoon of the vinegar and some freshly ground black pepper.

Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the gentlest simmer with the remaining two tablespoons of vinegar. Carefully crack eggs into the water, leaving plenty of space in between, and cook for 4 minutes. Divide hash between two shallow bowls and top with eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately. 


Recipe Notes

I rarely eat bacon, but when I do, I like to go big with uncured thick-cut bacon like this. It's just so good. If you're using this type, 4 ounces will only be two slices. 

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 539 Calories from fat 320
% Daily Value
Total Fat 36 55%
Saturated Fat 8 40%
Cholesterol 1238 413%
Sodium 1093 46%
Carbohydrate 27 9%
Dietary Fiber 10 40%
Sugars 7
Protein 31

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g



Hi there, I'm Carolyn, and I'm delighted you're here. I'm a NYC-area food, travel, yoga, coffee, wine, running, music making and book obsessive with a great family and a love for sharing it all with you. Grab a drink and come on in. Learn more.

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