Paleo Sweet Potato Hash is a healthier alternative to regular hash. Great for breakfast or brunch. Although a sweet potato seems pretty similar to a regular potato it is not from the potato family at all!
There are many varieties of sweet potato but the two that are widely grown commercially are a pale sweet potato and the darker-skinned variety Americans erroneously call “yam” (the true YAM is not related to the sweet potato). For the Paleo Sweet Potato Hash we will be using the dark, orange kind.
Fresh sweet potatoes are available sporadically throughout the year, though not as readily during the summer months. Store in a cool, dark place and use within a week of purchase. Do not refrigerate. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins A and C.
For the hash:
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 big pinch of kosher salt or sea salt
- Several turns of freshly ground black pepper
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/2 an onion, chopped very small
- A sprinkle of dried herbs (I like Italian blend or basil and parsley, fresh is even better!)
- 2 tablespoons fat of choice (I used olive oil)
- 4 large eggs (2 per serving)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Kosher or sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper or paprika
If you have a food processor with different blades that can slice and shred the process is much faster. Otherwise you can just use your regular shredder.
- Scrub the potato and cut the yam lengthwise in half for shredding or into slices that fit in the feeding tube of your food processor. ( I like to use the skin because it is full of nutrients but if you don’t like it you can peel the potato first).
- Transfer the shredded yams to a large bowl and toss with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders, and herbs.
- Heat the fat/oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the seasoned sweet potatoes.
- Stir-fry for a minute. Then, pop on a lid for a few more minutes while the yams cook.
- The hash is ready when there’s some crunchy brown bits and texture is soft and tender.
- Split the hash into two servings and top each dish with a couple of sunny-side-up eggs.
*Sweet potatoes are good for blood types B, AB and O. Not so good for type A.
Original recipe idea from http://nomnompaleo.com/