Ok, so my last post was touting healthy eating, but hey, you have to mix it up, right? Besides, this dish isn't totally unhealthy. It has a vegetable in it. I recently realized that I had a sweet potato lingering in my kitchen that I needed to use sooner rather than later. After surveying the contents of my kitchen, it took approximately thirty seconds for me to come up with this hash. Of course, like most recipes, I could not resist topping it with a fried egg. That's just the way I roll. I just wish I had more sweet potatoes and bacon laying around. This was so good. I loved the sweetness of the potato with the salty, not too fatty bacon. The yolk from the egg gets all mixed in with those flavors and it's quite addictive. In fact, I wanted to make this again immediately after eating it the first time, but decency...and the lack of another sweet potato in my kitchen kept me from doing that.
Sweet Potato Hash with a Fried Egg
Makes 1 serving
2 pieces bacon, sliced
1 small shallot, chopped
1 sweet potato peeled and cut into chunks
Salt and pepper to taste
1 fried egg or poached egg
Cook in the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until desired crispiness. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon. Drain all, but two teaspoons of the fat. Add the shallots to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally until the sweet potatoes have softened and are cooked through, about 10 minutes. The shallots will caramelize a bit during this process. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir the bacon back into the pan. Serve warm, topped with a fried or poached egg.