Sweet Potato, Bacon & Apple HashSunday, January 26, 2014
Good morning! Now that y'all are busy baking biscuits for breakfast, how about another recipe that's perfect for a cozy weekend morning? When it gets deep into winter beyond the holiday season, I'm always looking for creative ways to cook sweet potatoes and this one turned out to be a keeper. It's all done in one pan, so now would be the time to break out that seasoned cast iron skillet and put it to good use. What I like about hash is that much like stir fries, it's a relatively easy way to clean out the fridge and pantry at the end of the week and use up those leftover odds and ends. This recipe does a great job of highlighting the fall & winter seasons using both sweet potatoes and apples alongside smoky bacon, savory sage & rosemary, and a hint of cinnamon. Be sure to make use of your favorite local variety of apples - any crisp, sweet-tart apple will do! I wrote the quantities for the ingredients loosely, so adjust to fit the size of your skillet as needed. The key here is to only add enough sweet potatoes that will fit to cover the bottom of your skillet. That way, they'll crisp up nicely instead of steaming in an overcrowded pan.
We enjoyed our hash as a side to spinach & mozzarella omelettes per Jaden's request. However, it could just as easily be a main dish - add a fried egg on top and you've got an impressive, hearty winter meal on the table in no time!
P.S. If you love this recipe, check out my older posts where I used sweet potatoes to make spicy hash browns and a turkey sausage & white sweet potato hash!
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Equipment Needed: Cast iron skillet or other heavy bottomed, nonstick skillet