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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sweet Potato Hash

I've had a relatively out of control sweet potato obsession the past few months. Each week I buy a bag of them and can typically be found eating at least one, if not two, most days of the week. You would think after this excessive sweet potato consumption I'd start looking like I'd spent too much time in a tanning bed, but nope, still white as a ghost! My primary method for preparing them is just to slice them into thin rounds and bake then at 400F until they get either chewy or crispy, depending on my mood and my patience level.

Not exactly blog-worthy, huh?

One day when Ryan was out of town in sunny San Diego, I decided to switch things up with my sweet potatoes. Though I was skeptical of the change, sweet potato hash ended up being a great decision! The method took no longer than baking them and as I've proven before, I really like topping things with fried eggs. While I ate this for dinner, it would make a wonderful weekend breakfast or brunch meal. The recipe below is to serve one, so adjust accordingly.

Sweet Potato Hash
adapted from GreenLiteBites
*serves one

-1/2 medium onion, diced
-1 medium (or, if you're me, the largest you can find!) sweet potato, chopped into small chunks
-1 tsp olive oil
-kosher salt
-1 or 2 eggs

1. Add oil and diced onion to a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Cook onions until lightly browned.
2. Add sweet potato chunks and a pinch of salt. Allow to cook for 2 minutes. Flip potatoes and cook (without stirring or touching!) for an additional 2 minutes.
3. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan and stir to loosen potatoes and onions from the bottom of the pan. Cover and allow potatoes to cook for 5-8 minutes, until all water has evaporated. Test potatoes for softness and if too hard, repeat with additional water.
4. *Note, if desired, stir in 1 tbsp bacon bits after water has evaporated. I forgot to include this step! Spoon potato mixture onto a plate and top with a fried egg or eggs.