5 Ingredients or Fewer

Sweet Potato Maple Hash Browns

October  2, 2015
2 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Serves 2 as a side
Author Notes

Down with breakfast potatoes! Fry your morning tubers—and spike them with maple—for the crispy and sweet egg-side magic you deserve. —Kendra Vaculin

What You'll Need
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated with a box grater
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • a few turns of fresh ground pepper
  • a pinch of chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  1. In a large bowl, using a fork, toss the grated sweet potato with the salt, pepper, and chili powder, making sure the spices are incorporated evenly. Add 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup and toss.
  2. In a large pan or thick-bottomed skillet over medium high heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter until bubbly but not brown. Add the potatoes in an even layer and then leave them alone to cook, about 5 minutes, until the bottoms start to get crisp and golden brown.
  3. Break up the potatoes, turning in the process, with a heat-proof spatula, cooking for about 10 more minutes, or until crispy and brown all over. If the pan gets dry and the potatoes start sticking, melt the last tablespoon of butter in the microwave and then add it to the pan.
  4. Right before the potatoes are done, drizzle remaining tablespoon of maple syrup over the crispy magic in the pan. Toss quickly over the heat, sprinkle with a little salt, and serve.

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3 Reviews

Hanley B. October 13, 2015
Will this work with regular potatoes? I only ask because I'm not sure if sweet potatoes are as starchy as regular ones. I was previously told that regular potatoes had to "dry out" in the fridge overnight otherwise they'd get soggy.
Kendra V. October 13, 2015
YES this will work with regular potatoes! Just be sure, after you shred them, to dump the pieces in cold water and slush them around a bit to get the excess starch off. Then wring the shreds out TWICE to get them super dry before frying!
Saffron3 October 8, 2015
This is so delicious I am wanting to make this three times a week. With a simple ham slice, or an over egg, or roasted green beans and carrots, or sautéed corn nublets and red pepper slices, or a baked chicken whatever, etc and so on...just a perfect great taste, IMO. So, thanks!