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Try These Paleo-Friendly Sweet Potato Hash Recipes

When it comes to breakfast hash, most recipes call for russets or Yukon golds, or some other type of starchy white potato. But there's a rising trend to mix things up and go for something more colorful. Savory sweet potato hash is not only perfect for fall brunching, it's Paleo-friendly and packed with all sorts of nutrients. Hello, off-the-chart Vitamin A and that crucial antioxidant, beta-carotene! We're serving up some sweet potato prep tips, and a heaping helping of our best Sweet Potato Hash recipes.

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash | Photo by Meredith

Reinventing Last Night's Dinner

The exact history of hash is a bit hazy, but it was likely created by some clever/lazy cook at a diner, using up the leftovers from the previous dinner shift. Great idea! So, when you're baking a meatloaf or lasagna or roasting a chicken, toss a couple of sweet potatoes in the oven at the same time. They keep, covered, in the fridge for about a week. Or, if you forgot to plan ahead, 8 minutes in the microwave does the trick. Here are more a few more tips for making the best sweet potato hash:

  • Chop in small, uniform-ish pieces, about the size of a grape. That makes for a quick cook time and more golden, crispy surface space.
  • Don't overcrowd the pan. That's especially important if you prefer that crisp texture.
  • Cast iron is best, but non-stick works well, too. Heat the pan before adding the ingredients.
  • Serve with a perfect fried egg on top.
  • Pass the homemade salsa and, if you're in brunch mode, pour a Bloody Mary.

Watch This

Get the full scoop on how to make this version of sweet potato hash, Greek Cowboy Hash in this short video:

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About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!