sweet potato hash

i’m not sure if i’ve ever shared with you the method for my madness regarding sweet potato hashies. i love sweet potatoes and eat them probably 4 times throughout the week. i think they are an awesome source of slow-moving carbs. they are so delicious, i like them better than white potatoes. my digestive system seems to love when i eat them, too.

i know i post a lot of breakfast recipes here, especially egg recipes. but breakfast is both super important and super dismissed. i know you’re busy. -trust me, i get up for work at 4:30am.. WITH AN INFANT. but i still have time to fry up a good breakfast so i’m not a jerk all morning, grazing on fruits and sugar bombs later in the day. breakfast makes you solid. and if you aren’t hungry for breakfast when you wake up, that probably means you ate too much for dinner. your digestive tract should be ready for food in the morning. there are the few that just aren’t breakfast people. they can go until lunch without feeling woozy, grouchy, or snacky. but that is rare.

i always use 1/2 of a medium sweet potato, and place the other raw half in the fridge to cook up the next day. if you are serving 2 people, use the whole potato to avoid a fight.

here is one of my very favorite breakfast recipes!

this recipe serves 1.

sweet potato hash

1/2 medium sweet potato, scrubbed and cut int small dices (i leave the skin on, you don’t have to)

2 strips of bacon

2 eggs

1 tbsp ghee

2 tbsp bacon fat (could be reserved from this recipe!)

method: get a large cast iron skillet hot over medium heat. throw in the bacon. flip every 2 minutes or so and cook until good and crispy. drain.

keep skillet hot and filled with the bacon fat. add potatoes. spread them evenly over the bottom of the skillet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. set a timer for 3 minutes. don’t touch them before that. after 3 minutes, move them around the pan, flipping and stirring and whatnot. turn heat down to low/medium. stir and flip every 3 minutes for a total of 15 minutes or so.

in the mean time, fry up your eggs in some ghee until desired doneness. i love them with runny yolk and set whites. sprinkle with salt and pepper.

crush bacon over potatoes. serve dippy eggs over sweet potatoes. enjoy with a big coffee.

*yes, our yolks are looking quite yellow. we haven’t had rain in weeks, and the chickens aren’t getting many bugs. we’re giving them dried grubs and cracked corn to get them by until the worms and ants come out of the ground again!

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