Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sweet Potato Hash

I love yams, but I can never think of ways to cook them besides baking them in the oven and putting a little browned butter and molasses on them or making the traditional marshmellowed Thanksgiving kind. I thought it would be interesting to make them in a manner similar to regular potato hash browns and see what happens. This makes a healthy, colorful and nutritious side dish.


3 sweet potatoes (yams), cleaned and peeled
1 T salted butter
1 large shallot, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
Sage, chili powder, fresh cracked salt and pepper to taste

Grate the potatoes with the largest setting on your box grater and soak in a bowl of water until ready to use.

In a frying pan, melt the butter and cook shallots on medium high for two minutes. Add bell pepper and drained grated potatoes and sautee for 12 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. Season to taste and serve warm.

Yams are high in vitamins A, B6, C, fiber and potassium.

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