Guest Post! Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

This amazing guest post comes from one of my best friends’ (and oldest friend!) husband, Brenden.  At my bachelorette party, my friend Arpita convinced my sister and myself to do the Whole30 program to reboot our systems using whole foods.  She was able to convince us by telling us how much she and her husband, Brenden, loved it and how much more energy Bren had when he was on it.  She also told us about this incredible sweet potato hash that he made all the time while they were on it, and I was all like SOLD and promptly texted Bren telling him I need him to guest post for me.   He was surprisingly willing to do this and tackled the challenge the following weekend! 

I secretly had ulterior motives.  I wanted this recipe so that I could make it for myself on the Whole30 and so I put a little time crunch on him 😉 but he actually did it the next day and now I have this recipe to get me through the next month!  It was TOO good not to share.  One note: if you are doing Whole30, the Neese’s Hot Sausage won’t work because it does have a teensie bit of sugar in it, BUT for everyone else who isn’t restricted by Whole30 it really is a fantastic choice because there are no preservatives and it’s super fresh and delicious.  I’m leaving his suggestion in for that reason (because it’s awesome) but if you are Whole30 just go to Fresh Market and get some fresh sausage with no sugar :)

Sweet Potato Hash

Thanks so much to Bren, who is an amazing friend, fabulous husband to my bestie, and all around great guy (and defender of our country!)  Let’s give him a big round of applause and hope he will come back and guest post again sometime soon… I hear he’s got an amazing mussels recipe that I need to get for you!  :)Sweet Potato Hash

Guest Post! Sweet Potato Hash
 
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The Elements
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes (1 large, or 2 small-med potatoes would be enough)
  • ⅓ LB of Neese's Hot Country Sausage
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Cayenne Pepper
  • 2-4 Eggs
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 TSP Smoked Paprika
  • Fruit for Garnish
Procedure
  1. Skin sweet potatoes. Then use a cheese grater to shred.
  2. Use a large frying pan on medium heat to brown sausage. As the sausage is browning, use spatula to break sausage up into smaller pieces.
  3. When sausage is browned (not cooked), move sausage to one side of the pan and add shredded sweet potatoes. [Bren likes to sometimes shift the sweet potatoes to the other side of the pan and move the sausage so the potatoes can soak up some of the sausage grease*]
  4. Once sausage if fully cooked, mix sausage and sweet potatoes together.
  5. Add salt and cayenne pepper. Stir occasionally for about 7 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fully cooked (I like to tamp the sweet potato hash with a spatula in between stirring/flipping because it will lose less moisture and cook a little quicker).
  6. Top with fried eggs.
The Verdict
If this is what Whole30 means, I think I could do Whole 365!!! This recipe was totally all it was cracked up to be. Thanks Bren for being a good sport and making it, giving me the recipe, taking the photos, and allowing me to share it with the world!!
 

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