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.
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!