Many, many moons ago, there was a delicious crop of asparagus at the markets and I had a serious hankering for slab bacon. After checking out what my fave food bloggers were up to, I decided to try the following hash as a welcome home breakfast for S when he returned from visiting his fam back in DC.

It has elements of all of my favorite dishes… bacon, hearty/filling ingredients and a one-pot nature. All good things, especially when combined in a breakfast!

Without further ado, Asparagus & Slab Bacon Hash!

Started out with about 1/2 pound of glorious slab bacon, cut into chunks…

1/2 pound of asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces…

1 pound peeled Yukon Golds, cut into rough 1/2 inch or so pieces…

And 1 small sweet onion, chopped…

Once everything was chopped, it was time to get crackin’ on this hash! First, I fried the bacon over medium heat, turning frequently so that it got crispy and brown on all sides. Took about 10 minutes or so.

Then I removed those little babies with a slotted spoon and drained them on paper towels.

Tossed the potatoes into the pan along with the remaining bacon grease (oh god, yum!). Seasoned them liberally with salt, pepper and love and left them to brown  for a few minutes…

Then it was time to get to flippin’ and turnin’. Flipped and turned every few minutes until they were almost as browned as I wanted them.

Added the onion and cooked for about 5 minutes or so.

Added the asparagus, covered and cooked for an additional 5-8 minutes. The time will vary according to the thickness of the asparagus – I think mine took about 6 minutes.

Threw my cripsy bacon back in the pan for a minute or so to reheat…

Mmm! It was looking good and smelling even better!

But it wasn’t done just yet… Fried up a couple o’ eggs…

And bam! Asparagus & Bacon Hash!

Good lord…

Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen

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