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Sweet Potato Hash Browns Recipe

Sweet Potato Hash Browns Recipe

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.

Serves 4.

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11:53PM PDT on Oct 1, 2014

Thanks for the ideas. I have a lone sweet potato and wasn't sure how I wanted to cook it.

2:58PM PST on Mar 1, 2014

Great supper fare for Lent.

4:05AM PST on Dec 4, 2013

these look wonderful

6:46PM PST on Nov 9, 2013

Delightful and crispy. There are so many flavourful recipes that one can use for the delicious sweet potato!

8:04AM PDT on Oct 9, 2013

Where I live, there are two sorts of similar vegetables. One is white on the inside and the other is orange. We call the white ones "sweet potatoes" and the orange ones "yams". If you make them both into oven fries, the white ones will tend to crisp up, while the orange ones will tend to go soggy first, and crisp a bit just prior to burning. (There's also a purple one in the local Chinese grocery store, but I won't get into that!)

These recipes look like they are using yams. Am I right?

11:31AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Delicious recipe must try it.thanks for sharing

8:31PM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

craving a potato pancake, this would be very good substitute - thank you for the recipe

3:32AM PDT on Aug 13, 2013

Off to the kitchen! Must try this~

9:03PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

I bet this is so good...

8:54PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

sweet potato hash browns ~ sounds like heaven!

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