Sweet Potato Breakfast Mash

When I gave up having bread on a regular basis, I realized that I was giving up one of my greatest pleasures… Dipping toast into a warm salty egg yolk.

I almost wept.

Then I found Life As a Plate’s recipe for Acorn Squash Breakfast Hash. AndreAnna had the same problem.. she missed the runny egg yolk.

I happened to have acorn squash in the fridge so I gave it a go… omg… soooooo gooooood… The egg yolk was amazing with the squash. Who knew!

One morning, I wanted this SO HARD. I thought, hey! I have a sweet potato! I bet I can microwave that sucker! I’m gonna give that go..

It werked… like magic.

First, Go all “Norman Bates on the Potato (after you clean it first)… you know.. stab it full of holes.

Stabby Stabby

Wrap it in a paper towel

Potato in a blanket

Microwave that sucker for about a 2 minutes, roll it over and nuke it again. It should be pretty soft when you put a knife through it. How long you cook it is going to depend on the size of your potato and how strong your microwave is.
While the potato cools, cut up some red onion and ham.

No salt needed.

Cut your potato in half and peel it. You cut it in half so you have a flat edge to work with.

It’s still hot.. which is why my hand is barely touching it

The skin should slide right off

Tah Dah!

Melt some butter and cook up your onion and ham. Just enough for the onions to get soft.
While they are cooking…

Smoosh it with a fork

I usually add a little olive oil here.. sometimes these are a little dry. The original recipe had garlic powder and onion powder, but honestly, I don’t miss it.. so I don’t bother.
After the onion and ham are cooked up, mix them into your sweet potato goop.

I must be tired.. I can’t think of anything clever to say. Also, that is my olive oil drizzler thingy hanging over the top of the picture..

Form it into a ball like shape…

Why? only so I can grab it in one blog and throw it in the pan

Flatten and cook until crispy-ish

I’m gonna tell you straight up.. you can’t flip this all together.. just flip it in chunks and mash it back together

Crispy is relative.. it gets brown.. it gets yummy.. but it’s not really crispy

Top with an egg .. or two

Dooood… so goood

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Mash
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A relatively quick way to have a hearty breakfast. The egg yolk makes a "sauce" to go with your sweet potato mash
Ingredients
  • One sweet potato
  • half of one small hamsteak (about 2 ounces?), diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • olive oil, to taste
Instructions
  1. Poke holes in your sweet potato, wrap it in a paper towel and microwave for about 3-4 minutes, turning over once.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook the onions and ham until the onions are soft and the ham is slighly crispy
  3. Peel the sweet potato and mash with a fork, adding olive oil to taste.
  4. Mix the ham and onions in to the sweet potato and put back in the skillet. You may need to add more olive oil to the pan (or butter.. your choice)
  5. Cook, flipping occasionally until it's as crispy as you like it.
  6. Serve with eggs cooked over easy
Nutrition Information
Serving size: one potato and two eggs

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