Sweet Potato Hash

There are a few rules in my house that I believe should not be broken.  Be respectful.  Try to find balance.  And Mommy doesn’t get up on Saturdays until the coffee is made.  Haha.  But fair’s fair – I make it every other day of the week.  So on Saturdays, when I get a chance to sleep in, my husband makes me coffee and breakfast.  Okay, brunch.  Whatever.

One of my favorite things for him to make is a sweet potato hash.  Sweet potatoes are thought of in such a streamlined way that most people would not think to combine their flavor with green peppers, onions, sausage, and eggs.  But I promise, it won’t disappoint.

Sweet Potato Hash

  • 1 large sweet potato, diced
  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • cayenne & nutmeg, optional
  • turkey kielbasa, optional

If adding the kielbasa, cut link into portions, then half length-wise.  Sear in just a little of the olive oil until crispy on outside.  This works absolutely the best if you have a cast iron skillet, but a regular pan will also work.  Remove kielbasa from pan and set aside.

Sweet Potato Hash 1

On low heat, add remaining olive oil and sweet potatoes in pan.  Sauté for 5-7 minutes.  Then add the peppers for 5-7 minutes, followed by the onions for 5-7 minutes.  By this time, your potatoes should be nearly cooked through, if not already done.  Continue cooking until they are soft.  Season with a little salt and pepper.  Not too much because there should remain an essence of sweetness from the potatoes.  For added flavor, add a pinch of cayenne and a pinch of nutmeg.

Now, rise and shine!  Coffee’s ready!

Sweet Potato Hash 2

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