Ham and Potato Hash

3 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled
1 cup finely diced cooked ham
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried crumbled thyme


1. Cut the potatoes in half, cook in a saucepan of simmering water until not quite done and still firm, about 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking. Drain. Dice to 1/2-inch thick pieces. Set aside.

2. Melt butter in a large cast-iron* skillet over medium low to medium heat. Add onion, cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the chopped bell pepper, cook another 2 minutes.

3. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cook hash until well browned, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serves 6.

*Best not to use a stick-free pan or the hash won't brown very well.