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Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs!)

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What’s better than sweet potato hash?

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Sweet potato hash with fried eggs!

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

If you’ve got a food processor, this sweet and savory plate o’ carbs can be in your craw in 10 minutes. With a few simple mods, you can transform this side dish into a fast, complete meal: top it with a couple of fried eggs for breakfast or mix in some cooked meat (or bacon!) for a hearty supper. Feel free to adjust the seasonings — just make it already.

Ingredients (serves 2)

For the hash:

  • 1 large garnet yam (I use the term yam and sweet potato interchangeably)
  • 1 big pinch of kosher salt
  • Several turns of freshly ground black pepper
  • A few shakes of garlic powder
  • A couple of dashes of onion powder
  • A sprinkle of dried herbs (I used Penzeys Parisien Bonnes Herbes)
  • 2 tablespoons fat of choice (I used lard)
  • Aleppo pepper (optional)
For the eggs:
  • 4 large eggs (2 per serving)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Aleppo pepper (optional)

Grab a yam or seven, depending on how many folks you’ll be feeding.

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Peel and cut the yam lengthwise so the slices fit in the feeding tube of your food processor.

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Attach the julienne slicer blade to the machine and shred the yams.

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

You can grate the yams by hand but the risk of maiming yourself goes up exponentially.

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Transfer the shredded yams to a large bowl and toss with salt, pepper, garlic and  onion powders, and dried herbs.

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

You can definitely substitute fresh alliums and herbs if you’ve got them. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning.

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Heat the fat in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the seasoned sweet potatoes/yams.

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Toss everything in the fat and stir-fry for a minute. Then, pop on a lid for a few more minutes while the yams cook. 
Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com
The hash is ready when there’s some crunchy brown bits and texture is soft and tender.
Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com
Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com
You can plate it up with a dash of Aleppo pepper and gobble up the hash by itself…
Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com
…or you can split the hash into two servings and top each dish with a couple of sunny-side-up eggs. The addition of the eggs brings a wonderful richness to the hash, making this a full and well-rounded dish with plenty o’ fat and protein to go with the carbs.
Melt a tablespoon of butter in a 8-inch cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. When the butter foams, crack two eggs into a bowl and pour ‘em gently into the hot pan.
Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com
Season the eggs with salt and pepper, and cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes, depending on how runny you like your yolks.
Once they’re done, carefully slide them out of the skillet and on top of a mound of hash. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Sprinkle some more Aleppo pepper on top.
Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com
Done and done!
Sweet Potato Hash (with Fried Eggs) by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com


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