Weekend breakfasts should be more than just cold milk over cereal. This Sweet Potato and Bacon Hash is one of the best ways to start the day!
Keyword bacon, hash, sweet potato
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 55minutes
2sweet potatoespeeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
1/2green pepperseeded and chopped
1/2yellow onionpeeled and chopped
2-3green onionsthinly sliced on a diagonal, for garnish
fresh chopped parsley for garnish
hot sauce to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Salt the water with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and add the diced potatoes. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook potatoes about 10-12 minutes until just tender. Drain the potatoes completely and allow any moisture to evaporate - you don't want the potatoes to be wet, because they will become mushy. Heat an oven safe nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown and crisped. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined dish. Set aside. Add
2 teaspoons of the butter to the pan with reserved bacon fat and heat over medium heat. Add the diced peppers and onions and sauté until vegetables are softened, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a small bowl and set aside.
Add remaining butter to the pan and heat until the butter is melted and foamy. Add the sweet potatoes in a single layer. Sprinkle the potatoes with smoked paprika, salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes. Do not stir, just let them get a nice crust before disturbing them. Use a thin, flexible spatula to turn the potatoes over in the pan to crust the other sides, cooking for 2-3 more minutes per turn (about 12 minutes total).
Add the raw, chopped garlic, peppers and onions to the potatoes and carefully fold them in, so that you don't break up the potatoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Crack the eggs on top of the hash - spaced a few inches apart. Lightly salt and pepper the eggs and cook on the stovetop for 1-2 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 2 minutes. Turn on the broiler and heat the eggs for 1-2 minutes until whites are cooked through, but yolks are still jiggly. (YUM!)
Sprinkle with reserved bacon, green onions and parsley. Serve with hot sauce, I recommend Crystal brand - it has a nice vinegary taste that cuts through the fat in this dish.