Plantain Linguiça Breakfast Hash

A delicious take on the first meal of the day.

Top the hash with fried egg and cilantro. —Stacey Rupolo

If you’re looking for a breakfast recipe that’s inspired by the Caribbean, or if you just love plantains as much as I do, this Plantain Linguiça Breakfast Hash is just what you need. You can find ripe plantains locally at grocery stores; choose plantains for this recipe that are ripe (yellow) with a bit of black spotting. These are sweeter and softer than the green ones, and will result in a breakfast hash that pairs incredibly well with eggs. Adding the popular Portuguese spicy sausage makes it a hearty breakfast option.

Plantain Linguiça Breakfast Hash

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves 4

½ lb. linguiça sausage (or any other spicy sausage), diced
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 ripe plantains (yellow with some black spotting), chopped
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until crispy. Remove from pan and add oil, onions, peppers, and plantains. Cook for 10 minutes on the stovetop until plantains are crispy on outside. Place in oven to continue cooking plantains for 12 more minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a separate pan, fry eggs, and serve with hash and fresh cilantro.