A simple way to prepare sweet potatoes for a quick and delicious side dish!
When my savory-inclined friend came over for brunch, I mixed up a batch of buckwheat crepes, sautéed some spinach with caramelized onions (here’s how to make them fast!) and tossed a fried egg on top. On the side, I shredded a sweet potato and fried it into a hash. And served a leftover failed batch of lemon poppy seed pancakes for dessert.
This is truly the simplest preparation of sweet potatoes, but it’s so tasty!
Really Simple Sweet Potato Hash
- 1 sweet potato or more
- salt and pepper
- fresh or dried herbs of your choice: rosemary thyme, basil, herbes de provence, etc.
- olive oil
- Grate the sweet potato on a grater (not sure if food processing would work quite as well) and season with salt, pepper and herbs—a generous dash of each. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. When a drop of water sizzles on the pan, add a teaspoon or two of oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the grated potato and use a spatula to press it evenly into the pan, about ½” thick. Let cook for about 3 minutes (depending on the size/thickness of your hash) without disturbing—it’s forming a crust at this point. Carefully slide your spatula under the patty—this should be easy to do if the bottom is fully cooked and carefully flip. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, then serve hot. Eat it like candy, man.
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