Hello! My name is Amanda and I'm a junkie, I totally love junk food.
That being said, in the continuing, life long effort to break my bad habits, I've fallen in love with some pretty good food that isn't junk at all.
Enter the sweet potato.
My entire life, my only exposure to sweet potatoes was during Thanksgiving. You know, when they're dripping with sugar and topped with fluffier sugar in the form of marshmallows.
I actually was never a fan of them being served that way, so I kept my distance from them. No sweet potatoes for me!
Years ago when I finally decided I could no longer live on pizza and tacos alone, because my young woman metabolism was quickly fading and those tacos were sticking, I discovered the sweet potato.
Good bye starchy white potatoes, hello soft little mountains of... fries.
See? I first began by turning them into FRIES.
Such a junkie.
Now, I get a little credit because I baked them, much like these purple potato fries.
And then somewhere down the road, I discovered my next not guilty pleasure food, HASH.
Diced sweet potatoes seasoned with garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and a little smoked cayenne. Wilted kale and some smoked sausages and I'm DONE.
Simple as that.
And if you're feeling like brinner, top it off with an egg, we generally do.
It's an easy dinner or a hearty breakfast, everyone in my house loves, including my 6 year old, minus the egg for him. Also, as something that needs a little time left undisturbed as it cooks, it pairs well with a needy 10 month old baby.
And maybe a big glass of wine. For your health.
Sweet Potato Hash
- 2 Large Sweet Potatoes, Cubed
- 1 Head of Kale, cut or torn into generous pieces
- 1 Smoked Sausage or 4-5 Links of Sausage, sliced
- 1 Tsp Onion Granules
- 1 Tsp Garlic Granules
- 1/4 Tsp Smoked Cayenne Powder
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 3-4 Large Eggs [optional]
In a separate pan cook smoked sausage slices until lightly brown or crisp, whichever is to your liking. Add kale and cover, cook until kale is wilted.
Check sweet potatoes to see if they are soft, continue cooking if needed. When potatoes are soft, stir in meat and kale mixture. Allow to cook together 1-2 minutes and serve.
Top with a medium egg if desired.