Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sweet Potato Hash

Tonight's side dish was somewhat inspired by a friend. I had no idea what to make for dinner so I reached out to my facebook community of friends and got some pretty good suggestions.  One said tacos, but I'm not really a taco fan. Another said gyros, but I told him that I had to cook with what I had on hand; gyros was definitely not one of those pantry ingredients. Another friend had the wonderful suggestion of brinner. You know what brinner is, right? That lovely combination of the two favorite meals of the day: breakfast and dinner. I'm not sure how long that word has been around, but it has become a word that equals a nice little break from routine and a pleasant treat at supper time. Brinner sounded good to me because I had some sweet potatoes that needed to be used up and I thought, what better way to use them up than in a sweet potato hash with a cheese omelet! And, well, french toast for the little guy because he refuses to eat eggs unless his grandpa makes them.  Thanks for spoiling my kid with your awesome omelets, dad!

Here's the tasty side dish that will brighten up any breakfast (or brinner):

Sweet Potato Hash

  • 1 sweet potato, diced (peeled or unpeeled depending on preference)
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/3 c sweet onion, diced (i use vidalia onions when in season)
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 TB butter
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook potato in oil and butter for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add onion, pepper, and spices and turn heat to medium-high. Cook for another 7 to 10 minutes or until all ingredients are tender and  starting to brown.

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