Corned beef, egg and watercress hash

Corned beef, egg and watercress hash
  • Gluten-free
  • Low phosphate
  • Low potassium
  • Lunch
  • Main meal
  • British
  • 1 hour or less
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A quick and easy meal that provides protein. It's great for those receiving dialysis while also following a low potassium and low phosphate diet.


1 potato, large

25g unsalted butter

Β½ onion

100g low salt corned beef

1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard

Black pepper

2 eggs

1 tablespoons of vegetable oil

40g of watercress

1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Step 1

    Peel and boil a large potato. Drain and cool. Cut the potatoes into 2cm cubes then melt the butter in a frying pan and sautΓ© for 5 minutes until they start to brown.

  2. Step 2

    Finely slice the onion and add to the pan, continue to cook for 3-4 minutes. Cut the corned beef into cubes and then add to the frying pan. Season with black pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the wholegrain mustard.

  3. Step 3

    In a separate pan, fry the eggs in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.

  4. Step 4

    Divide the watercress between two plates, add the corned beef hash and top each with a fried egg. Dressing each with a drizzle of olive oil.

Food facts

The potatoes are the main source of carbohydrate in this main meal and the value has been provided for those who have been trained in insulin adjustment.

Following the serving sizes provided in this recipe, this dish is low in both potassium and phosphate. Although watercress is a high potassium food, when used in the small quantity specified, this is a low potassium meal. If you have been prescribed a phosphate binder, ensure you take them with this dish.

This is a good source of protein, as it contains both eggs and corned beef which make it particularly suitable for those receiving dialysis.

There is the no added salt in this recipe, but it does contain a small amount of salt from the corned beef, which makes it slightly above the range to be classified a low salt dish. Select reduced-salt corned beef wherever possible. By using a non-stick pan, you can use less or no cooking oil to reduce the fat content. Alternatively you could consider using spray oil for frying and use a minimal amount.

This is a relatively inexpensive dish and utilises many store cupboard ingredients.

This dish is best eaten once it has been freshly prepared.

For those with a kidney transplant and taking immunosuppression medication, it is recommended that eggs are thoroughly cooked.