Sweet Potato Hash Browns with Bacon and Onions

Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are good, hearty dinner hash browns, and go well with pork or fried chicken!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large pot, place the peeled sweet potatoes and fill with water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook until easily pierced though with a skewer, about 15-20 minutes (it is better to undercook them some rather than overcooking, in this case).
  3. Remove from the heat, drain, and re-cover with cold water; allow to cool to room temperature, then cut into 1/2-inch chunks.
  4. In a large pan over medium heat, sauté the bacon pieces until they begin to crisp, then add the onion and cook together until the onion is golden, about 7 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and sauté for 3 minutes more, then remove mixture from pan and set aside.
  6. Remove most of the bacon drippings from the pan, but do not wipe it out; return pan to the burner over medium-high heat and add the peanut oil, heating until it is very hot but not smoking (test it with a chunk of sweet potato, if it's ready, it'll sizzle).
  7. Add the sweet potato to the oil and fry until golden brown, about 7 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally (not too often or chunks will get squishy) to brown all the sides.
  8. Remove pan from the heat, add the bacon/onion mixture, season with salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle the basil and Parmesan on top.

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I wanted to make something other than the mashed or baked sweet potatos I always do. This recipe was perfect! It did take some time to prepare but was worth it. The bacon flavor makes it! It went great with our grilled chicken. Thanks!

cleopolus July 04, 2002

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