A favorite breakfast hash in our home. It's sweet, savory, spicy, and fantastic with eggs!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel, retaining drippings in the skillet.

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  • Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir onion and fennel in hot bacon drippings until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add sweet potato, place a cover on the skillet, and cook until sweet potato is tender and slightly browned, about 10 minutes.

  • Increase heat to medium-high. Pour whiskey into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Stir bacon in the vegetable mixture. Add brown sugar and stir to incorporate. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until the whiskey has been absorbed and the liquid is caramel-colored, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 21.3g 7% DV; fat 8.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 12.9mg 4% DV; sodium 222.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (48)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2014
This was delicious! I substituted apple cider for the whiskey and it worked great. Will definitely be making again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2019
Not a bad recipe but the brown sugar whiskey and bacon completely overpowered the flavor of the sweet potatoes. To me it tasted similar to baked beans with bacon and that s not what I was looking for. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2014
This was delicious! I substituted apple cider for the whiskey and it worked great. Will definitely be making again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
This was a pleasant surprise! I didn't have Jack Daniels nor a jalapeño pepper and used scotch whiskey instead. I don't think scotch was much different from using Jack but perhaps I will try it with Jack and a little jalapeño next time. I loved the fennel flavor with the sweet potato. It was a southern cooking twist to a couple of root veggies. The bacon, onion and fennel aromas were so nice when starting out. Advice: Don't let the potatoes get too soft and mix the brown sugar together with the whiskey before pouring it over the veggies. Wait for the sauce to Thicken a bit., If you like a little "kick", I am sure a bit of diced small jalapeño would have been a nice touch. I just wouldn't 'add too much so as not to overwhelm the taste of the fennel and sweet potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2015
Couldn't find fennel so I substituted with celery. Also, used Wild Turkey honey bourbon and cut the sugar in half. This was delicious! Wish fennel was in season but will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2014
I made this with apple cider instead of whiskey like one of the reviews recommended. It was delicious! One of my guests told me that she hates sweet potatoes but that she actually enjoyed them cooked this way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2014
Soooo good! Used JD Tennessee Honey whiskey. Followed another reviewer's comment to mix whiskey & sugar before adding to vegetables. Had already cooked bacon so used olive oil and skipped Step 1. Probably will add the jalapeño at the end next time for more kick (added with fennel at beginning). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2015
A little too sweet for me but everyone else loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2016
Okay I seriously have to say that these are hands down the BEST home fries I have ever had. I have never left a review on any website but these were worth the time to do so. I had to make two substitutions only because I didn't have a couple of the spices on hand. I used chopped celery in place of fennel and chipotle pepper instead of jalapenos. I can't wait to make this with the fennel since we really like it. Great recipe! Cheers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2016
I made the recipe the way it is written. A lot of chopping but so worth it! I will definitely be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
Prepared as written. Awesome. Added it to my handwritten recipe book where only my best and favorite recipes go. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2019
Not a bad recipe but the brown sugar whiskey and bacon completely overpowered the flavor of the sweet potatoes. To me it tasted similar to baked beans with bacon and that s not what I was looking for. Read More
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