Sweet potato and carrot hash is one of my favorite comfort-food breakfast choices. Okay next to a bacon, egg and cheese on a plain bagel, let’s not forget that one!
When I was little, my mom would slice potatoes and fry them in oil. She would hand me a slice and say, “Now, don’t eat them all!” The only problem is that she would only make hash browns on certain holidays, like Christmas. I didn’t want to wait all year for a homemade hash that’s for sure, but I really believe that’s what started my love for potatoes at breakfast.
Remember how I told you I have a selective eater? (Reason why I make black bean brownies and sweet potato mac-n-cheese?) Our doctor recommended to try eating white foods to improve his palate and then move on to different colors. To my surprise, he doesn’t like white but orange. And not oranges or carrots, only sweet potatoes. (sigh)
I’m always looking for vegetable colors to hide in foods and one day I thought, why not add carrots to the dish? Would he notice? Nope. Doesn’t notice at all so that’s one dish that gets approval!
Now I won’t lie – he doesn’t like the meat or the egg added, but I can live with that. We’re working one color at a time. My husband on the other hand, he’s my meat eater and the dish gets an A+ from him.
I choose apple chicken for my choice of meat but you can choose any kind of meat you want or none at all. I love the sweet taste of it. On a side note, we had this for dinner not breakfast. Maybe I would have went with a breakfast sausage or added some crispy bacon if it was in the morning. Then again, maybe not.
After cooked through, take out of the pan and add onion and garlic.
Add meat, if using, back to the pan for a few more minutes.
My husband and I love to eat a fried egg on top. Oh yes baby, mmm!
Sweet Potato and Carrot Hash #SundaySupper
Unprocessed foods made delicious
Course: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 1package apple chickenif using
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1-2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 egg, fried, optional
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil for thirty seconds then add meat, if using. Cook until done, stirring occasionally. Place on plate.
- In the same skillet, add a little bit more olive oil. Add onions and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add carrots and sweet potatoes. Season with pepper and salt. Saute mixture for 12-15 minutes until reached desired tenderness.
- In a separate skillet, add butter to skillet over medium heat. Crack and egg (making sure not to ruin the yoke!) and cook to preference.