This simple hash works perfectly as a tasty addition to your morning eggs or a wintry side dish with roasted chicken.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sweet potato in a microwave-safe bowl; add water and salt. Microwave until partially softened, 2 to 3 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion in the hot oil until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir sweet potato, ham, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt into onion; cover skillet with a lid. Cook sweet potato mixture, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are cooked through, about 10 minutes; sprinkle with brown sugar. Cook and stir until brown sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

If the mixture begins to stick to the skillet, add a few tablespoons of water.

Nutrition Facts

431 calories; protein 19.1g 38% DV; carbohydrates 51.6g 17% DV; fat 16.6g 26% DV; cholesterol 40.5mg 14% DV; sodium 1166.9mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2013
I thought this was more sweet than savory, but it was very good nonetheless. I only added a couple of sprinkles of cayenne pepper, and that gave it just the right kick for my taste. I also served with an over easy egg on top and loved the creamy yolk mixed in with the soft sweet potato and ham mixture. This was a healthy and filling breakfast for me, and I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2015
Pretty good and not unhealthy. I'm sure I'll make it again. I think the next time I'll finish it with a dab of butter. The mouth feel was a little dry. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2013
I thought this was more sweet than savory, but it was very good nonetheless. I only added a couple of sprinkles of cayenne pepper, and that gave it just the right kick for my taste. I also served with an over easy egg on top and loved the creamy yolk mixed in with the soft sweet potato and ham mixture. This was a healthy and filling breakfast for me, and I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2014
This was wonderful. I actually used this as a "jumping off" recipe and it turned out very nicely. I added one ingredient, some diced apple. Due to making it for a crowd I increased everything(except the cayenne) and baked it, layered (1/2 the potatoes first on which I sprinkled the cinnamon, cayenne and brown sugar, then the apples/onions, topped with the ham, then repeated) in a 9 x 13 dish with just enough water to cover the bottom of the dish, altho I think apple or orange juice would work great. I dotted the top with 6 thin pats of butter- did not use the oil called for- and covered it with foil during baking. Flavor was great and it was a perfect brunch dish. It took longer to bake than I thought it would; it cooked at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours to get the potatoes soft ( I had pre-microwaved the potatoes but they were still pretty hard when I loaded the casserole). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2013
This was tasty. I doubled all of the ingredients and served it with eggs and toast as a breakfast dinner for my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2017
I make this all the time! Instead of the seasonings described, I use 1/4 tsp each onion powder and garlic powder, makes it savory. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2014
This was fantastic made no changes hubby loved them. Made them twice first time with the ham. Second time forgot to buy the ham so I fried chopped bacon and it also turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2018
I had to make a couple changes because I needed a vegetarian meal for the night I wanted to make this. So, instead of ham or bacon, I threw in a can of black beans, and changed the seasonings to onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I did put eggs over easy on top of it, and it was great! :-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2015
Made this a few weeks ago as a side dish for my family.. It was a HIT!! Will definitely make again. The only change to the recipe was using bacon instead of ham steak Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2014
Made it this morning and followed the recipe as is. Everyone loved it except for the cayenne. Next time I will cut it back or out. Also as suggested by another reviewer added an over easy egg on top and let the yolk mix in. Absolutely great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2019
I really enjoyed it please post more sweet potatoes recipes Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2015
Pretty good and not unhealthy. I'm sure I'll make it again. I think the next time I'll finish it with a dab of butter. The mouth feel was a little dry. Read More
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