Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Try this fresh twist on traditional hash browns, which calls for one sweet potato and one baking potato.  Top with toasted pecans and crumbled bacon for a savory-sweet flavor combination. 


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 teaspoons butter or margarine
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 medium baking potato, peeled and shredded
1 medium-size sweet potato, peeled and shredded
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


Melt butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; saute 15 minutes or until golden. Add brown sugar, and cook 5 minutes, stirring often.

Combine onion mixture, potatoes, salt, and pepper.

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Drop potato mixture into 3 1/2-inch rounds; cook, in batches, 5 minutes on each side or until golden, adding remaining oil as necessary. Press down with a spatula to flatten; top with bacon and pecans.

Cheesy Sweet Potato Hash Browns: Omit onion, brown sugar, bacon, and pecans. Top hash browns evenly with 4 ounces thinly sliced Jarlsberg or Monterey Jack cheese during the last 5 minutes.

Rosemary-Garlic Hash Browns: Omit onion, brown sugar, bacon, and pecans. Add 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic to potato mixture. Cook as directed.


November 2002
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