Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sweet Potato Hash Browns


Just whipped up a batch of these a few minutes ago. Why I never thought of exchanging sweet potatoes for baked...not really sure. The serving your staring at, was gobbled up with our greasy little fingers in a matter of seconds. The recipe comes from Frank Stitt, a popular chef in Birmingham Alabama. Chef Stitt serves these hash browns with strip steak, I had roasted chicken in mind.
  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 6 ounces of thick bacon sliced into about 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 pound of diced sweet onions
  • 2 Tb parsley
  • 2 Tb diced chives
  • 1 ts thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Place cubed potatoes in boiling water for about 4 minutes. Cook bacon in large pan till brown. Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper towels. At this point I removed about 1/2 of the bacon grease. Add diced onions, cooking for about 15 minutes till nicely browned. Once onions have browned add drained potatoes. Continue cooking till potatoes begin to brown. Add bacon, mixing well. As dish comes together sprinkle with parsley, chives and thyme, seasoning with salt and pepper. Will I ever look at hash browns the same way?

14 comments:

  1. Yum, or should I say Ummm Good!

    I have a friend from open mic who always encourages the group when we are together to order the sweet potato fries as opposed to regular...

    I love this idea!

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  2. I think sweet potatoes are a great alternative to traditional white potatoes. I love sweet potatoe fries, baked sweet potatoes and I think I would love sweet potato hash browns-this looks really good.

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  3. I try to sub in sweet potatoes for regular potatoes wherever I can! These look delicious.

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  4. Using sweeet potatoes in a hash is a great idea! All the fresh herbs sound delicious in this!

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  5. I am buying bacon in the morning. Darn. Your website always makes me hungry at night! -Tien :)

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  6. Oh yes, I can eat this right now. Replacing sweet potatoes in dishes is so sweetly savory. Pretty, pretty photos!

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  7. oh my gosh i love sweet potatoes, this looks great!

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  8. Love, love, love sweet potatoes. Just had sweet potato fries for dinner but usually I roast them. I love that sweet carmelized flavor! Just today I made a sweet potato pancake recipe that turned out really well. My girls gobbled them up. I'm happy to be a new follower of your blog. ;)

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  9. Love those sweet potatoes and I will have to try this! It looks delicious!

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  10. I've got to admit, I never eat regular potatoes anymore ever since I fell in love with the sweet ones. I buy them occasionally, but they always are left untouched!

    Love this recreation of the hash browns!

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  11. I could see me doing this with some soy bacon. Looks good!

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  12. Hey Figtree, this sounds great. Sometimes I can't stomach sweet potato b/c of it's richness. But for that same reason, I really crave it sometimes. I might try this when sweet potatoes are in season here...

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  13. I love anything with sweet potatoes~this looks amazing and easy.

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  14. Hey Figtree, these look amazing! They are the perfect side dish for roast chicken.
    Did you find your class in France?
    Pam

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