Cast Iron

sweet potato and bacon hash

October 16, 2015
1 Ratings
Photo by garlic and zest
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Have a diner-style breakfast without leaving your kitchen! —garlic and zest

What You'll Need
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/2 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 4 eggs
  • 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced on a diagonal, for garnish
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • hot sauce to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Salt the water with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and add the diced potatoes. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook potatoes about 10-12 minutes until just tender. Drain the potatoes completely and allow any moisture to evaporate - you don't want the potatoes to be wet, because they will become mushy. Heat an oven safe nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown and crisped. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined dish. Set aside.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons of the butter to the pan with reserved bacon fat and heat over medium heat. Add the diced peppers and onions and sauté until vegetables are softened, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Add remaining butter to the pan and heat until the butter is melted and foamy. Add the sweet potatoes in a single layer. Sprinkle the potatoes with smoked paprika, salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes. Do not stir, just let them get a nice crust before disturbing them. Use a thin, flexible spatula to turn the potatoes over in the pan to crust the other sides, cooking for 2-3 more minutes per turn (about 12 minutes total).
  5. Add the raw, chopped garlic, peppers and onions to the potatoes and carefully fold them in, so that you don't break up the potatoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Crack the eggs on top of the hash - spaced a few inches apart. Lightly salt and pepper the eggs and cook on the stovetop for 1-2 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 2 minutes. Turn on the broiler and heat the eggs for 1-2 minutes until whites are cooked through, but yolks are still jiggly. (YUM!)
  6. Sprinkle with reserved bacon, green onions and parsley. Serve with hot sauce, I recommend Crystal brand - it has a nice vinegary taste that cuts through the fat in this dish.

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1 Review

SophieL November 23, 2019
I combined this recipe with another sweet potato hash on the Food52 site and the results were delish. To this recipe I added a 10-oz. bag of shaved Brussels sprouts from TJ's and a handful of dried cranberries. Topped with fried eggs and this was a great breakfast.