Though I tend to avoid starchy carbohydrates, sweet potatoes are one of my favorite exceptions. This orange root vegetable ranks low on the glycemic index, making it a viable option for diabetics and others watching their blood sugar levels. Not only that, but sweet potatoes are loaded with potassium, vitamins, and antioxidants — one sweet potato has more than 100 percent of your daily vitamin A value.
If your familiarity with sweet potatoes is limited to roasting them or eating them as a Thanksgiving side dish, you’re in for a treat with my sweet potato hash browns recipe. A delicious, healthy alternative to traditional greasy potato hash browns, these sweet potato hash browns are an excellent breakfast dish. Served solo or alongside eggs and beef or turkey bacon, it’s a tasty way to kick off your day with nutrients. Let’s do it!
Start by peeling and grating 2 lbs. of sweet potatoes. If possible, check out your local farmer’s market for fresh, organic varieties.
After peeling, grate up the potatoes into a large bowl. Look at that terrific orange color!Toss in your chopped onion and garlic cloves and, of course, those finely grated sweet potatoes into a heated skillet with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or ghee. Don’t forget to season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
Saute all the fixings for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and the onions are translucent.
Transfer the mixture to a baking pan and brush with an egg wash. Pop it in the broiler for about 5 minutes or until the potatoes have reached your desired crispiness.
While this recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare, much of it is hands-off time. Try it on a leisurely weekend to enjoy with the family!
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Sweet Potato Hash Browns Recipe
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Egg wash (1 egg beaten with a tablespoon of water)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the onions. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add in the garlic and sweet potatoes.
- Saute for 10-15 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender and onions are translucent.
- Transfer the sweet potato mixture to a baking pan and brush with the egg wash.
- Broil for 5 minutes or until potatoes have reached your desired crispiness. They should be just a little browned on top.
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