but really...thats what it is supposed to be. an investigation into the depths of my freezer revealed potato cubes so old they had amassed in a solid unbreakable [tried smashing it on the counter] block. so i fried that up and broke up the pieces over about... 15 minutes. then i diced some weird white radishes left over from my parent's CSA ... 3 weeks ago? add to that some corn salsa someone left in my fridge months ago [expiration date was sometime in 2013 - not to worry]. aaand then i uncovered some maple bacon.
bacon is supposed to taste like bacon. not syrup. and certainly not chemically altered maple flavoring. and of course i couldnt bring myself to throw said bacon away ...back in march. so it cowered away unnoticed in the back of the freezer. i decided the rest of the hash had enough flavors to mask the fauxmaple essence, so i chopped it up, fried it with the rest, and voila. surprisingly tasty hash that i added to a breakfast burrito along with some fluffly scrambled egg.
and last but not least..
it was that good.