The History of Corned Beef Hash – Delish (served at the Zia Diner)

Corned beef hash is one of the most beloved diner staple foods. But where did this delicious side dish come from?
Corned Beef Hash, the combination of potatoes, spices, onion, and meat, was first introduced in America during the 19th century. Hash later picked up in popularity in countries affected by rationing during World War II. When rations made it difficult to get quantities of fresh meat, home cooks in countries such as America, France, and England would serve hash as a filling breakfast food.
Today you can find some of the best restaurants in the world serving corned beef hash and hash with other types of meat in their own signature ways, using specialty ingredients to make one-of-a-kind breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that leave patrons satisfied by their take on an age-old wartime classic. Diners are still well known for serving corned beef hash with eggs any style, and toast.
When traveling abroad, corned beef hash-lovers should try biksemad in Denmark, grostl in Austria, bergedil in Malasia, and pyttipanna in Sweden.