Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

Where I come from Sunday is the day of rest, and in my mind that equates to breakfasty foods, comfortable pajamas, and not having any big, inclusive kinds of plan – today being no exception. I suppose you could call waking up and making a breakfast of slightly caramelized onions and crispy sweet potatoes with just a touch of that pleasant, herby taste of rosemary “work”, but I find it soothing to cook after a week of constant on-the-go food.

Last week, I made this with normal potatoes, but due to hunger and general morning bleary-eyedness, I didn’t even consider taking pictures or telling you about how I could eat them every single day how delicious they are. And then, out of nowhere, I started thinking about sweet potatoes, and how to substitute them in, and how their orange color would show up so vibrantly in pictures, and ta-dah! Recipe created.

Also, it’s a good thing to have  a roommate who occasionally caters to my odd whims, like, “Hey, can you bring one sweet potato back from home?”, “Just one?”, “Yeah, just one.”

Sweet Potato Hasbrowns

Created with help from Alton Brown and his *technique

1 sweet potato, cubed
4 tablespoons oil or butter
1 onion, finely chopped
Salt, pepper, and rosemary to taste

1. Place the sweet potatoes in a microwave safe bowl, and cook until soft. This will take anywhere from 3-10 minutes, depending on how big you cubed them. Halfway through, shake container to redistribute them

2. In the meantime, sauté the onions over medium-high heat with half of the oil and seasonings until brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

3. Add the rest of the oil and seasonings to the pan, and add the sweet potatoes. brown them on all sides, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, about 10-12 minutes. Add the onions back in, and continue cooking until heated through.

* When Alton Brown (My culinary hero!) makes french fries, he cooks them once to cook them through, and then again to crisp them up. This same technique can be applied to hashbrowns. Yum! I’m sure he wasn’t the first to come up with this idea, but he’s who I learned it from, so, hey.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by mom on November 6, 2011 at 6:14 am



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