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The Sweet Potato Trio – baked, fries, and hash

October 5, 2009

Our favorite 3 ways to have sweet potatoes are: baked, fries, and hash.  Enjoy these 3 recipes and if you have any favorites please post them below.

Sweet Potato Hash

1 sweet potato – diced into cubes
1/2 yellow onion – diced
At least 2 Tbs coconut oil – or lard from pastured pork
1/4 tsp each of sea salt, cracked pepper, garlic powder, & oregano

On stovetop, heat a (preferably cast iron) pan to medium heat, then add coconut oil or lard.  Add onions and potatoes.  Slowly cook, tossing every once in awhile to keep from sticking.  The key to great hash is crispy potatoes, so make sure you have enough oil.  If the potatoes look dry, add more oil.  Once they’re done, sprinkle with the seasoning and toss.  Serve with farm-fresh eggs cooked to order.

Baked Sweet Potato

1 sweet potato – wrapped in foil or placed on baking sheet
Cinnamon
Raw honey
Lots of butter
sea salt to taste

Preheat oven to 400.  Place potato on a baking sheet or wrap it in foil because as the sweet potato cooks, it can let out a lot of juices. Bake for about 40-60 min depending on the size of the potato and your oven.  You want it fork tender.  When done, open that bad boy up and make it happy with butter, honey, and cinnamon.

baked sweet potato

Sweet Potato Fries

The key to great fries is enough oil coating the fries to crisp them up in the oven.  Only use coconut oil or lard (bacon grease) because olive oil will start to smoke at high heat.  Also try and cut the fries evenly.

2 sweet potatoes – cut in the shape of fries
2-4 Tbs coconut oil or bacon grease/lard
1/2 tsp each – sea salt, cracked pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, & smoked paprika.

Preheat oven to 425.  Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper to keep the fries from sticking.  In a large bowl combine potatoes, oil, and spices.  *You may not need all of the spices.  As a rule of thumb you want to over season when baking fries.  Just make sure they’re coated very well.  Toss the fries a couple times during the bake.  Cook for 20-25 min.  Pay attention because baking times can vary.  What you want is a crispy fry but not a burnt one.

sweetpot

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