I really love sweet potatoes, but don’t eat them nearly as much as I’d like. I planned to remedy that, Sunday morning, when I decided to have some for breakfast/brunch.
I decided to do a quick sweet potato hash, using sweet potatoes, bacon, onion and maple syrup.
I started by dicing the sweet potatoes and onions (make sure your sweet potatoes aren’t too big, or it will take too long to cook them!). You can peel the sweet potatoes if you want, but I didn’t – there are so many nutrients in the peel! I also cut up 4 slices of thick cut bacon.
I cooked the bacon first. After it was done, I removed it from the pan as I didn’t want it to get too crisp.
Then I added the onions and sweet potatoes (sprinkled with a pinch of salt and pepper) and allowed them to cook, until the sweet potatoes were softened (this took around 10 minutes, given the size I cut my potatoes).
I added the bacon back in and added in 1 tbsp of pure maple syrup. I used Anderson’s, but any would do. Unless you really don’t like maple syrup – don’t skip this part, it makes it perfect!
I turned off the burner, covered the pan and let it sit while I cooked my fried egg. Just do your egg however you would normally fry an egg (or eat with scrambled eggs – or just make the hash as a side dish!).
Finally, dish up the hash and top with your egg. Delicious!!
I like the egg to be a little runny – it makes this dish perfect, for my tastes!
Sweet Potato Hash (2 servings)
2 medium sweet potatoes, diced (I didn’t peel the potatoes – just washed them really well)
1 onion, diced finely
4 slices of thick bacon, cut into pieces
salt / pepper to taste
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Prep the vegetables and set aside
- Cut the bacon and then cook in a hot skillet – once done, remove
- Add in onions and potatoes
- Salt / Pepper to taste
- Allow the vegetables to sit for a bit, to get some color – then stir around in pan and allow them to finish cooking (about 10 minutes)
- Add the bacon back in and mix
- Finish with 1 tbsp maple syrup
If desired, top with a fried egg – or serve the sweet potato hash as a side dish!