First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR friends! I’m wishing ya’ll a year ahead full of blessings and breakthrough in whatever area you may need it most. I’m believing for great things ahead, 2017! We started ours off with a delicious hash. Such a good healthy breakfast… way too good not to share!
My darling culinary-savvy hubby woke up early and got to work chopping for his signature hash. It’s my all time favorite… in part because our kids eat it without coaxing and it’s Paleo friendly – i.e. all natural wholesome ingredients. It’s a definite people-pleaser in every setting I’ve served, from girls day brunch to cozy Brinner nights (breakfast for dinner).
We cued Alexa to play Auld Lang Syne and cute hubby served. The sweetness of the moment stood out as one that needed to be repeated yearly – family gathered around my in-laws table, all in PJs enjoying a fresh new morning in a fresh New Year together. So, we now have a New Years traditional breakfast. And to add some extra sweetness and sentimental meaning, hubby wrote his thoughts on the symbolism of each ingredient in the dish:
Sweet Potatoes: To remind us to be sweet to our neighbors
Onion: To remind us that sometimes life stinks at first but all things work together for our good (Romans 8:28)
Sausage: To give us strength to face any troubles that may come
Bacon: To remember that we’re the salt of the earth
Eggs: To symbolize a new birth and fresh start to the new year
Feta Cheese: To remind us that we may feel out of place at times, but it’s because we are called to be in the world but not of it
As we were finishing up, Jack (my 3 year old) spotted an elderly neighbor who lost her husband of 55 years last week walking her dog by the house. He ran out to greet her and it was just the perfect opportunity to invite her in to eat with us. I love that God gave us an opportunity to begin the New Year by showing some love. And of course she thought it was delicious 🙂 Recipe below…
Sweet Potato Hash:
- 3 big sweet potatoes
- 1 big yellow or sweet onion
- 5-6 slices of bacon
- 3-4 pre-cooked breakfast sausage links (optional)
- 9 eggs
- feta cheese to taste
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp butter
Step 1: Chop sweet potatoes into 1/4 in. cubes, dice onion, cut bacon into 1/4 in. chunks, chop sausage into 1/4 in. chunks.
Step 2: Cook bacon in large frying pan and then set to the side but leave bacon grease in pan.
Step 3: Add Coconut oil and sweet potatoes to pan and cook until fully cooked but not falling apart (this is the most critical part of the dish; partly done potatoes will ruin the dish) then remove them from the pan.
Step 4: Add butter and onions and saute until soft and done, add sausage about halfway through just to warm up.
Step 5: Add sweet potatoes, bacon, and stir until well-mixed. Crack eggs directly into the pan with the rest of the ingredients and scramble them until cooked. The whole mixture will take on a quiche look and feel.
Step 6: Top it off with Feta Cheese to taste; the feta contrasts perfectly with the sweet potatoes to make you feel like you just ate the most delectable home-cooked meal.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: About 35 mins because the potatoes take so long to cook.
Serves: Aprox 6 people