My love affair with Fall continues. It was a crisp, chilly weekend and I loved every second of it. I enjoyed Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Coffee Emporium and fragrant, warming Pho from Pho Lang Thang. There was also lots of couch time and fuzzy sweater wearing. Love.
Sunday morning, I had a cozy breakfast on the brain. I had a little sweet potato just waiting to be made into something delicious. With a few apples on their way to be applesauce and some leftover pecan-wood smoked bacon, I turned all this into a Sweet Potato, Apple and Bacon Hash. This combined my love of sweet, savory and bacon into one dish. Amen. With a farm-fresh egg and tons of sharp cheddar grated on top, this was quite possibly the best breakfast this side of Daylight Saving Time.
Sweet Potato, Apple & Smokey Bacon Breakfast Hash
I was thinking this could make a delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving “stuffing” side dish for those of you avoiding the bread. Enjoy!
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and quartered
4 slices, center-cut smoked bacon, diced
1 medium onion, peeled and diced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
1 large Granny Smith apple (or whatever you have), peeled and diced
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp butter
4 farm-fresh eggs
2oz extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4c. scallions, sliced
In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a rolling boil. Add sweet potato. Boil until a fork pierces easily; but the potato is not mushy (about 4-5 minutes). Drain.
Pat dry and dice.
Meanwhile, in a deep skillet, saute bacon until slightly crisp (about 5-7 minutes). Add garlic, onion and apple. Sprinkle in a pinch each of salt and pepper. Toss until onions and apples are soft. Add the dry, diced sweet potato here and pinch of cayenne pepper.
Stir to combine and warm everything through (about 3-4 minutes). While the hash finishes cooking, heat the butter in small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Crack four eggs in the pan; cooking to either sunny-side up or over-easy done-ness. Yes, I flipped all four at once. The key? Small pan, well buttered, cooked edges and confidence. Don’t hesitate – the eggs can sense fear. Flipping over the sink helps too…)