Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

This healthier sweet potato hash with eggs is perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dinner. Ready in 25 minutes, it’s an easy weeknight meal!

Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

Once you’ve learned how to poach an egg, there are infinite possibilities for using it. And what better a way than for brinner? (That’s breakfast for dinner, for those of you unfamiliar with this fine concept!). This sweet potato hash with eggs recipe is perfect for brinner: or breakfast or brunch for that matter! The sweet potatoes add a light sweetness that compliments the other ingredients perfectly. Add a creamy egg yoke to the top and you’ve got a satisfying weeknight brinner! While it was a bit more effort than our typical skillet meal, I’d definitely try it again…and maybe add a waffle for dessert?

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How to make sweet potato hash with eggs

We’ve put a healthier twist on the typical potato hash recipe by boiling the potatoes before letting them crisp up in a pan. You’ll only need a drizzle of olive oil to prevent the onions and cooked potatoes from sticking, and you won’t have to babysit this dish once everything is added to the pan. To get perfectly crispy potatoes, spread them out in the pan and let them cook for a few minutes without stirring them. If you stir the mixture too frequently, everything will mush together and the potatoes won’t have a chance to form the golden brown crust you’re looking for.

This easy sweet potato hash with eggs becomes a full meal by adding the poached egg, or you can serve it alongside pancakes or waffles for a truly epic brinner spread. Feel free to add in extra veggies to make this hash your own. A little garlic would be good in this recipe, but it should be added near the end of the cooking time so that it doesn’t burn. You can also play around with using different kinds of potatoes and onions, drizzling on a little hot sauce or even Yum Yum sauce, and so on.

This sweet potato hash is best enjoyed right away while the potatoes are still crispy, but the leftovers can easily be reheated in a skillet with a little oil. If you have leftover poached eggs, unfortunately there’s really no good way to reheat a poached egg. So you’ll have to make sure to gobble them up!

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Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This healthier sweet potato hash with eggs is perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dinner. Ready in 25 minutes, it’s an easy weeknight meal!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 medium red potatoes
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 3 green onions
  • 4 eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Peel the red potatoes and sweet potato and chop them into 1/2 inch chunks. Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil, then lower it to a simmer and cook about 10 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Drain the potatoes.
  2. Prepare the ingredients and equipment for the poached eggs.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, dice the red pepper and red onion. Chop the green onion.
  4. When the potatoes are finished boiling, heat about 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet at medium high. Saute the red pepper and red onion for 3 minutes. Add the potatoes spread them into a thin layer. Cook until the potatoes start to brown, about 7 minutes.
  5. Poach the eggs and set aside while the potatoes are browning.
  6. Add the green onion to the potatoes and cook a few minutes more, until the onion is soft and the potatoes start to fall apart. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with a poached egg.

Notes

Adapted from Vegetarian Food Made Fast

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sweet potato hash

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

13 Comments

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    Nikki (Pennies on a Platter)
    January 27, 2011 at 1:55 am

    I just about reached through my computer screen and grabbed that fork to take a bite! :) Sweet potato hash? Sounds (and looks) fantastic!!!

  • Reply
    MaryMoh
    January 27, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Oooh…you have me right on this one…my 2 favourite food there…sweet potatoes and eggs! Love it for breakfast…..very healthy. Beautiful picture.

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    Caramel Wings
    January 27, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Oh yes, me tooo.. That looks seriously yum. There are recipes that you have a look at and you think, ‘Okay I wanna try it’ but this ones like ‘Okay, I wanna try it right now’. So I’m gonna make me a portion! And beautiful plate too :)

  • Reply
    SMITH BITES
    January 27, 2011 at 8:33 am

    congrats on making the changes in your food choices and an even bigger congrats on deciding to learn some cooking skills! poached egg on sweet potato hash is great any time – breakfast, lunch or brinner!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    January 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I love sweet potatoes…and to top it with a poached egg!! Diviiine.

  • Reply
    suchitra
    January 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    nice pic and delicious recipe!

  • Reply
    Annie
    January 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    This looks so good. I like the idea of hash with sweet potatoes.

  • Reply
    torviewtoronto
    January 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    yummy breakfast looks wonderful

  • Reply
    Joy
    January 29, 2011 at 7:00 am

    “I like eggs and sweet potatoes”, so says my 3 year old son through his mouthful of waffles and I’ll have to agree with him! I love really light dinners like this that fill you up in such a satisfying way. My favourite way to serve eggs are in a bed of creamed spinach.

  • Reply
    dining tables
    January 29, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I like poached eggs a lot. I can make them as my famous topping on almost anything.

  • Reply
    Angela FRS
    January 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    That is my kind of dish! Looks delicious.

  • Reply
    Ang
    January 29, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Now this looks delish! I have a couple sweet potatoes and a Sunday morning coming my way. :)

  • Reply
    Carla Meine
    January 29, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    We were thinking about going out for dinner when I clicked into your recipe from Foodbuzz. It looked so good that I went and check out my kitchen and found all the items but green onions. So this is what we had for dinner tonight. It was really good. Thanks so much for posting.

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