Sweet Potato Hash

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Regardless of season, sweet potato is always a fixture in my kitchen. I love it in smoothies and juices, mashed, fried, baked, sautéed, hot, cold, etc. One of my favorite breakfast dishes growing up was hash browns. This recipe is a healthier, less sugar-spike-friendly version of regular hash browns. I diced the potato, but you could very well grate or julienne them. I also used coconut oil as the fat. The result is savory, sweet, fragrant, light, and comforting all in one.

Sweet potato: is high in vitamin B6 that helps reduce degenerative diseases, is packed with vitamin C and D, helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity, contributes to healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, supports the thyroid gland, contains iron for white cell production, stress reduction and immune function, works as an anti-stress and relaxing agent due to its magnesium content, regulates heartbeat and nerve signals with potassium, has sugars that are slowly released into the bloodstream and thus don’t cause sugar spikes, and are high in carotenoids and antioxidants to help ward off cancer.

Sweet Potato Hash

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: breakfast vegan vegetarian sweet potato red pepper

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

Dice the sweet potato, scallions, red pepper, and garlic.

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Melt coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. First add the sweet potatoes, since they will take the longest to cook. After one minute, add the red pepper, salt and pepper. Put a lid on the saucepan to help steam the potatoes.

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Three minutes later, add the scallions and garlic. Toss so that all is evenly combined.

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Cook for several more minutes until the sweet potato is tender. Serve and enjoy!

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Bo Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • http://how2iceacake.com/ Adrienne @ How to Ice a Cake

    Sweet potatoes are so pretty :D I would love these with an egg over easy and fresh fruit for breakfast!

  • Meg

    I LOVE SWEET POTATO HASH! :) I have a recipe for my version on my blog with brussels sprouts and then I cracked an egg over it with a runny yolk ;) Yum!

    Yours look great, too! I must try it out :)

  • http://ohmyveggies.com/ Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    Sweet potatoes are a staple in my kitchen too. It’s sad all the crazy things people add to them (tons of sugar! marshmallows!) when they are so sweet and perfect as-is!

  • thepaperlion

    I read an article about an asian in the far east where a purple variety of sweet potato is a staple food, and the people of this island were so young looking with amazing skin.

    • http://www.glowkitchen.com Aylin

      I love working with Asian purple sweet potatoes. I make an ice cream out of it! Next time I get my hands on one, I’ll share that recipe :)