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Sweet Potato and Fennel Hash


"A favorite breakfast hash in our home. It's sweet, savory, spicy, and fantastic with eggs!"
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55 m servings 197 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 197 calories; 8.6 g fat; 21.3 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 13 mg cholesterol; 223 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This was delicious! I substituted apple cider for the whiskey and it worked great. Will definitely be making again!

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 ...

I made the recipe the way it is written. A lot of chopping but so worth it! I will definitely be making it again!

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 s...

Prepared as written. Awesome. Added it to my handwritten recipe book where only my best and favorite recipes go.

A little too sweet for me, but everyone else loved them.

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 the...

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...

Changes I made: double the bacon, two sweet potatoes, half a bulb and the stalks from fennel, no onion, no jalapeno. I prefer my sweet potatoes to be savory, and I needed to use up leftover fenn...