boerewors breakfast hash

Boerewors Breakfast Hash

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it doesn’t just have to be about toast or cereal. Lee from Smoke and Sear has put together a mouth-watering breakfast recipe featuring South African sausage called boerewors. See how Lee brings this flavourful boerewors breakfast hash to life below.

Cooking Method

  1. Preheat your woodfire grill to a medium heat, around 180C and add olive oil to the flat plate.  
  2. Lay the boerewors on the flat plate and cook until it reaches an internal temperature of about 60C. This should take around 5-7 minutes, once done remove and set aside.
  3. On the same flat plate, add your potatoes, bell peppers, and onions. Season with salt and black pepper and cook until they start to soften (around 10 minutes).  
  4. Cut the partially cooked boerewors into slices and mix them back onto the flat plate with the veggies.  
  5. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella evenly over the hash. Make small wells in the hash and crack your eggs into them.
  6. You can cook with the lid open or closed depending on how you like your eggs. Cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the eggs reach your desired doneness and the cheese is melted.  
  7. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, a dash of smoked paprika, and maybe even a splash of hot sauce. Serve straight from the flat plate.  

The Ingredients

  • 500g boerewors sausage (coarse ground) 
  • 4 large potatoes, diced 
  • 1 bell pepper, diced 
  • 1 onion, diced 
  • Salt and black pepper to taste 
  • A splash of olive oil 
  • 4-5 large eggs 
  • 200g grated mozzarella 

What to serve with boerewors breakfast hash

The boerewors breakfast hash can be a complete dish on its own, or if you’re sharing with a group of people, it can be served as part of a breakfast spread with other classic items including toasted sourdough bread, sauteed mushrooms, baked beans, etc.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Boerewors is a South African fresh sausage that is perfect for grilling. The English meaning of boerewors is ‘farmers sausage’ coming from a combination of the Afrikaans words boer meaning farmer and wors meaning sausage. 

The main difference between sausage and boerewors is the percentage of meat in each product. Boerewors contains a higher percentage of meat than other types of sausage, making it a more premium type of sausage rather than your everyday style.  

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