Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bacon, Sweet Potato, Onion and Apple Hash - Another New Sweet Potato Recipe

No big story tonight, just a really good recipe.  Because I love potatoes.  Not just regular old white potatoes, but sweet potatoes, too.  These gorgeous orange beauties are so versatile...and so good for you!  All that Vitamin A and C, manganese...woo!   

Smoky, salty bacon, bright orange sweet potato, purple onion and sweet/tart Granny Smith apple hash makes a wonderful accompaniment to a simple meat, fish or chicken.  Last night we sizzled up some center cut pork loin chops dusted with a little Cajun seasoning, added bright green broccoli...with the beautiful orange hashed potatoes we had a colorful plate of dinner deliciousness!   

Like the sweet potato mash recipe I posted a little while back, this sweet potato dish can be the star of the show!  Squeeze a lime wedge or two over the top to balance the flavors out.  Mmmmmm.

Bacon, Sweet Potato, Onion and Apple Hash

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed
  • 1 large red onion, large dice
  • 4 slices bacon, thick sliced, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, cored, cubed - leave peel on
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled, sliced
  • oil
  • salt and fresly ground black pepper, to taste
  • lime wedges

In a heavy skillet, saute bacon until nearly done.  Remove from pan and set aside.
In the bacon fat, add sweet potatoes and saute over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add onion, garlic, apple and a little more oil if needed. Continue cooking until the onion and apple start to soften a little.
Add bacon back into pan and continue cooking until the hash is crispy and browned in spots and the potatoes are all cooked through.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
Serve with wedges of lime to squeeze over top.

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