Weekends are the perfect time to prepare a more elaborate meal for breakfast or brunch. Hash is a mixture of potatoes and onions, sauteed until crispy and usually served on the side of eggs and toast. Most of the time hash is made with white or Russet potatoes, but I thought using sweet potatoes would add a little more flavor to this dish, not to mention additional vitamins.
Sweet Potatoes with their natural sugars are delicious combined with more savory ingredients because it highlights their taste. In this recipe for Sweet Potato Hash & Eggs, I not only use sweet potatoes and onions, but red peppers, a jalapeno pepper and spicy chicken sausage. Then, I poach the eggs right on top of the hash, for a sunny-side up meal that is loaded with wonderful flavors. You can use regular potatoes if you’re not in love with sweet potatoes, but I highly recommend trying my recipe, then adjusting it to your liking.
This recipe is great for a fun brunch because it is relatively easy to put together, which gives you time to socialize and join your guests for a lovely meal. Don’t forget the coffee and mimosas!
1 large sweet potato, sweet and diced
1 red onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno, remove seeds if you don’t like any heat
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cooked spicy chicken sausages, no sugar or additives (Trader Joes)
5 leaves fresh basil, torn
olive oil, optional
1. Wash and prepare your vegetables for the hash.
2. In a large iron skillet, add 3 tablespoon of coconut oil and place the pan over medium heat. When the oil is melted, add all the vegetables and saute for 7 minutes.
3. Then, add the garlic powder, oregano, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and stir to combine.
4. Next, add the diced chicken sausage and spread the potato mixture out flat and let the bottom get slightly browned, about 4 minutes.
5. Crack the eggs directly onto the hash and place a lid over the top to steam.
6. Steam the eggs for 3-5 minutes, depending upon how done you prefer them. Remove the lid and sprinkle with fresh basil.
7. Serve family-style right on the table or plate each portion individually. Drizzle with a good olive oil for a little added flavor. Enjoy!