If you need energy to power through the day, you know that breakfast should be your first priority in the morning. While most days we need something fast, there are a few days in the month where we have extra time to cook an exceptional breakfast.
Once you try this recipe, you will be enchanted with the sound of sizzling garlic, the sweet smell of caramelized onions, and the comforting flavors of sweet potato hash. Add the fried egg, and you will definitely keep this recipe on-hand!
Eggs over Sweet Potato Hash
- 2 tbsp olive oil divided into 1 Tbsp portions
- 1/2 small red onion sliced into half rings
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced (about 1/2 medium pepper)
- 3 cups sweet potato shredded (about 1 large sweet potato)
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 4 eggs
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- dash salt & pepper for the eggs
- Prep all ingredients before cooking.
- Heat a 12" nonstick pan over medium heat.
- Once the pan is hot, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and red onions. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add minced garlic, and cook for 2 minutes.
- Stir in the diced bell peppers and let it cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Increase heat to medium-high.
- Add shredded sweet potato, paprika, chili powder, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper. Mix the ingredients together, then cook the hash for 10-12 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.
- Once the hash has softened and slightly browned, scoop the mixture into 4 separate plates.
- Lower the heat to medium-low.
- Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and tilt the pan until evenly coated.
- Crack 1 egg into each corner of the pan. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes and a dash of salt and pepper over the eggs. Let them cook for about 4 minutes.
Go to the store for sweet potato, green bell pepper, garlic, red onion, and eggs, all fresh and affordable ingredients. Once you bring home the groceries, set aside time to prep. To shred the sweet potato, use the side of a box grater with medium-sized holes. It may sound like a lot of work to shred, but it will only take a couple of minutes! Shredding the potato allows it to cook faster than if it were cubed.
Serving Suggestions and Substitutions
This recipe is flexible for various substitutions and additions.
- You can use any color bell pepper and onions.
- If you can find smoked paprika, use that instead of regular paprika to add a delicious smoky flavor to the hash.
- Substitute eggs for tofu or vegetable patties for a vegan breakfast.
- To elevate the meal, you can add your favorite breakfast proteins or greens as well as topping the dish with fresh cilantro or scallions.
While this recipe is easy to make and wallet-friendly, it is also nutritious. Take a brief moment to give gratitude to the star ingredient: the sweet potato. It contains fiber, potassium, vitamins A and C, and manganese which benefits your digestive system, bone, skin, and immune health,
Talk about good nutrition!