Confession: I titled this “breakfast” hash but I’ve actually been making it for dinner lately.
It’s great for either one with it’s simple and quick nature. It only requires 5 ingredients (6 if you add sriracha or hot sauce) and comes together in about 20 minutes.
And on top of all that it’s healthy and delicious. If you love sweet potato, this dish is for you.
A couple notes about this recipe – the key is to have a fairly thin layer of sweet potato so that it all gets browned. Keep this in mind if you have a different skillet size (I used a 12″) as you may want to adjust the amount of ingredients. The recipe is written for a 12″ skillet since that’s what I used.
I also recommend a cast iron skillet because it’s nonstick and is oven-proof. A cast iron skillet is one cooking item I think everyone should have. I absolutely love mine and use them all the time. If you’re not sure how to take care of a cast iron skillet, read my post on tips for seasoning & cleaning a cast iron skillet.
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 T. butter
- 2 small sweet potatoes, shredded (about 2 1/2 c.)
- 2-3 T. finely diced onion
- 4 eggs
- 1 avocado, peeled and cubed
- a handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- salt & pepper
- sriracha, optional
Heat oven to 400°. Heat the olive oil & butter in a 12″ oven-proof skillet (cast iron recommended) over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is really hot and the butter & oil is sizzling, add the sweet potato and onion in a thin layer covering the entire bottom of the skillet, pressing down to create an even, flat layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let set for about 5-6 minutes, do not stir. After 5-6 minutes, use a spatula to flip over the sweet potato in sections and turn off the heat. Crack 4 eggs over the sweet potatoes. Put the skillet in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes, depending on how well you want the eggs to be cooked. 6 minutes for a runnier yolk, and 8 min (or more, check the firmness of the yolk for what you like) for a more solid yolk. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper, avocado, and fresh cilantro.