May 23, 2012

Sweet Potato Hash

This meal is awesome, because you could eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  I've done all three.  It also comes together super fast,  so it's an easy weeknight meal.  And there are TONS of leftovers, not to mention, bacon?  Sean and I love it. 

Sweet Potato Hash
 1 ½ lbs. sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (2-3 potatoes)
1 tbsp (or more) coconut oil (or olive oil)
5-6 strips bacon
2 medium summer squash (or zucchini), diced into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch dice
1/2 red onion,  chopped small
sea salt & pepper
5-6 eggs

Heat a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until done, drain on paper towels.  Add sweet potatoes to the skillet and cook in the leftover bacon fat.  Stir occasionally until potatoes are beginning to soften, 8-10 minutes.  In the meantime, in another skillet, heat coconut oil and fry eggs to your liking.  If necessary, add coconut oil to the sweet potatoes.  Add chopped red onion and bell pepper, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook for another 3-4 minutes until soft. After 4 minutes, add in the zucchini and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes more, stirring.  Turn off heat and crumble bacon over top.  Stir to mix everything up.  Top with 1-2 fried eggs.

**I've used both zucchini and summer squash in this.  I prefer the squash, Sean likes the zucchini.  Both turn out great.  You can also top with scallions or throw in some grilled corn for an extra sumthin sumthin ;)**
On another note, Sean and I went out to dinner last weekend to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary.  We ended up at Bahama Breeze to use up some giftcards that have been laying around since Christmas (okay, okay, we'd been saving them :P)   We went with the intention to try all the drinks on their menu.  Well, that didn't happen, but this Coconut Pineapple Martini did!
I think I'm going to have to figure out how to make this at home.  So good!  In the background was Sean's mojito.  They use fresh cane juice to sweeten it.  Like, we literally watched them put the cane into a machine to turn it into juice.  Pretty awesome.

We also hit up Longwood Gardens and spent 2 hours wandering around looking at flowers (and people watching).  Then some yoga.  My feet were killlllllllling me. But it was a blast, so it's all good!

Short week this week, then headed home (NJ) for the long weekend! I can't wait!