If you like the robust flavor and simple preparation of hash browned potatoes for breakfast, but you‘d like more nourishment and fiber than the usual version, then this recipe is for you! Sweet potatoes offer healthy anti-oxidant beta-carotene along with lots of good-quality fiber, so they are a healthier choice than white potatoes. And the down-home flavor of this recipe just can’t be beat.
While sweet potato hash browns are a natural pairing with eggs, some of us love them so much they show up at the dinner table, too: this is a side dish with lots of appeal. Here’s how to make them:
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onions, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and grated coarsely
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet and fry onions over medium high heat until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and sweet potatoes, season to taste with salt and pepper, and cook 10 to 15 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through and crispy. Some folks stir the potatoes as they cook to keep them loose and separate, while others allow them to form a cake, which they flip halfway through cooking to ensure even browning. Both ways are good.