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Wintertime Sweet Potato Hash

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I don’t know about anybody else, but I hate the cold.

With a passion.

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This is me. In the snow. Unhappy.

So when the weekend rolls around its hard to get me out of my warm bed to head anywhere. A girl’s gotta eat, though, right? I’m not one to forgo yummy breakfasts and brunches just because I don’t want to deal with the hassle of putting on pants.  So I started making hash at home for myself and guests when they visit as a yummy and filling option to dining out in the wintertime (who even has going-out money after Christmas anyways?).

The best part about this hash is that its infinitely customizable. Ive traded the bacon for pork sausage and the rosemary for sage with just as tasty results. This dish is intended to be a “clean out the crisper” type dish, that can be added to, subtracted from, and made your own.  This goes from the cutting board to the plate in under an hour, all without having to put on pants, or worse, a coat.

 

Ingredients

3-4 Sweet Potatoes

1 spring Rosemary

1 Yellow onion

4 Strips Bacon

1 tbsp Maple Syrup

Eggs, for Serving

 

Directions

Preheat over to 400F.

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into cubes, and place into bowl. Chop Rosemary and garlic and add then toss with Olive Oil, add salt and pepper, and spread onto a sheetpan.  Roast, until tender and golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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Meanwhile, cut onion into thin slices.  Heat a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat.  Standing over the pan, I like to use kitchen shears to cut my strips of bacon into smaller strips directly over the pan.  Thanks mom for the trick!

Cook the bacon until it is almost all the way cooked and some fat has rendered into the pan, 3 minutes. Add the onion and cook with the bacon until the onion is soft and starts to carmelize, 7 minutes or so.  The bacon should be crispy but not burnt and the onions should be nice and soft and starting to sweeten.  Add the maple syrup and cook another minute or so, then turn off the heat.

Take the potatoes out of the oven and add to the onion bacon mixture in the pan, stirring to combine.

Cook your eggs, make your coffee, or take a quick smoke break.  When you are ready to serve, reheat all the ingredients together for about 3 minutes so the flavors can mix, stirring the whole while.

Serve and enjoy the day watching the amazingly–addictive and intense Netflix Drama The Keepers. This post isn’t sponsored or anything, I just saw it recently and thought it was amazing. Weekend plans made.

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Happy Weekend!

-L

 

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You can’t always get what you want

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Sorry for the delay in posts, it’s been a busy week with work and all.  Life happens.

Last week, The Russian and I went to Bacon and Beer Fest art show hosted by Eat Boston.  I was super excited as The Russian and I both love bacon and beer, but, for the first time, we were disappointed.

Firstly, the space was packed.

took us 20 min just to get a drink

took us 20 min just to get a drink

We were given a drink ticket good for one Bloody Mary made with bacon vodka, but as one party goer said, he couldn’t taste the bacon.  Also there was no beer un less it was bought, and no beer-flavored food.

Speaking of food, the entire time we were there we only saw two plates of food.  Bacon–wrapped asparagus and bacon–wrapped scallops.  Both were good, but there was not enough food or everyone and The Russian and I had to share a scallop.

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The artwork, however, was super awesome.

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Notice the portrait of Tyrion. Awesome.

Notice the portrait of Tyrion. Awesome.

I’ve been to other Eat events and just loved them, so I’ll chalk this time up to a fluke. The next event I’m attending is tomorrow, the Boston Bites Back event, and I couldn’t be more excited.  The event has been hyped so much, it’s sure to deliver. More to come on that very soon!

-L