Sweet Potato Hash

Thursday, March 7, 2013

 Obviously if I don't post a picture of my #weekend #breakfast everyone will be concerned we're starving up here, right? #paleo sweet potato hash with zucchini, sweet peppers, onions, eggs and leftover chorizo chili with carrots and celery! #glutenfree #da
So, as most of you who follow me on instagram [leahfontaine] know, in October I changed my diet to the simple paleo diet. Essentially, it's no carbs, dairy, legumes or corn. Remarkably, I love it. I know it's pretty much a fad diet, but it was undeniable to recognize how much better my body felt and operated when I cleaned up my eats.

One of my favorite things about the paleo diet is that it's increased my consumption of sweet potatoes. Prior to this little experiment, I think we'd only ever had prepackaged sweet potato products. Apparently they look pretty enticing too, because there have been quite a few comments asking that I spill some details. I'm definitely not an aspiring chef, so this is just the simple way I do it.

A quick way to jazz up your morning routine with the added nutrients of sweet potatoes is to make a sweet potato hash. After washing and peeling your sweet potatoes, you can then either grate or dice them. Dicing is obviously much faster!

I don't follow much of a recipe for my hash, I just eyeball it mainly and use what's available, but for enough hash for Tony, myself and the boys, I usually do this:

4 sweet potatoes diced
3 sweet peppers diced
1/2 onion diced
coconut oil [or whatever oil you prefer to pan fry]
and by sight: garlic powder, chili powder and S&P

I just pan fry the above over medium heat, allowing the vegetables to carmelize and brown a bit, which can take around 15 minutes or so. One thing to note is that if the other vegetables added have a higher moisture content, it can make it more difficult to brown the sweet potatoes [like when I add zucchini]. 

For the above, once the sweet potato hash is almost done, I crack a few eggs on top, lower the heat a bit from the medium high and let them just cook on top. Love, love, love.
Good morning friends! #sweetpotatohash #myfamilyissickofit #imnot #paleo #paleohashtag #glutenfree #dairyfree

12 comments:

Kier said...

A food blogger is being born here people - watch out!

Jen N. said...

I recently switched to a paleo diet, and this is one of my new favorite meals, only I add kale for the extra nutrient boost. I'll top it with avocado to get my healthy fats in. SO good.

Ashley said...

We eat Paleo too! I never thought of the Avacado on the hash though, Looks great!

Andrea said...

We did sweet potato hash for the first time last week and it was a huge hit. Super yum!

And a quick, loving correction...;) Paleo is not a fad. It's how our bodies were originally intended to eat. People are just wising up now and it's becoming more popular.

LC said...

Thanks, girl! I just bought a big bag from Aldi and I'm going to give it a shot this weekend. I tried to pin a picture of it but those picture said "can't be pinned". Not sure why...

Kim said...

I love me some sweet potatoes! I'm going to have to try this recipe soon!

erin said...

I don't know anything about the paleo diet but if doesn't allow carbs then this is not a paleo friendly meal. Sweet potatoes actually have MORE carbs than regular potatoes do.

leah @maritalbless said...

@erin I'd definitely read up on it. I understand where you're coming from in a cut and dried conversation, but sweet potatoes are a part of the plan: http://www.paleoplan.com/2012/07-12/qa-are-sweet-potatoes-paleo/

DianeTaylor said...

Leah - I have to tell you that I made this today (early this am) for my last day of working at home and ohmygod it was so yummy. Even my dog was fighting me for some. I already love sweet potatoes and prefer them to regular any day of the week. I just never thought to make a hash out of them. Thanks for sharing!!!

DianeTaylor said...

Oh....and I think I told you this before but Jonathan adopted this eating plan and he lost weight and got very healthy on it, and felt great. I don't consider it a fad diet at all - he even kept a blog about it (one we found later).

Meredith said...

I love sweet potatoes too :) I don't know why it never occurred to me until recently to do a sweet potato instead of a regular potato when Justin is tossing a baked or diced potato on the grill. I've been doing that a lot lately and I LOOOOVVVVEEEE it. Now, if I can just wean myself from the butter/brown sugar mixture I put on top ;)

This hash looks awesome, and that's coming from someone who doesn't eat eggs ;)

Sarah Louise said...

Yum! Looks so good!

 

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