What a wonderful way to start the day with a delicious paleo sweet potato hash recipe. Fantastic for brunch or make ahead and enjoy for days at a time! Delicious no matter what your plans are!
This paleo sweet potato hash recipe is: Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Primal and Wheat Belly Friendly.
PALEO SWEET POTATO HASH With Poached Eggs & Tomatillo Salsa!
Brunch is great. Brunch with this delightful dish is even better. Next time you’re thinking about taking some time in the morning, either on a weekend or a random Wednesday… think about making this yummy hash. The flavors here are complex, with the sweet white Jersey yams playing off the heat from the hot sausage. Add in the savory deliciousness of the poached eggs and the lemony brightness from the tomatillo salsa and you’ve got the recipe for breakfast goodness.
I like to cook everything in one pan for this recipe. It takes a bit of time to get everything just right, but the flavors kind of build upon one another as you are cooking too. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to taste every component as it completes cooking and season accordingly. If your sweet potatoes need salt right before they are done cooking, they will still need salt when they are added into the mix. It’s easier to balance each ingredient as it is finishing than to try to adjust the seasoning for a whole batch of hash!
At my cooking school, lots of people were asking me about poaching eggs. There’s a couple different schools of though here: first, get an egg poaching pan. They’re really easy but I find that they don’t provide the same silken texture of a true poached egg. The second thought is to just give it a shot at home. Poaching eggs takes about 3 minutes per egg. Here’s the down-n-dirty version of how to do it: in a 2-3 quart pot, bring about 4″ of water to a simmer. Add in one teaspoon of white wine vinegar. Swirl the water gently with a slotted spoon and crack your egg right in the center of the pan. Allow to simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels. Repeat as many times as necessary.
QUICK COOKING TIP: Tomatillos are fantastic to cook with, particularly when they aren’t cooked at all! These little green fruits are fantastic in so many different salsas and sauces due to its bright color and flavor. It lends tartness, sometimes likened to lemon, when used raw. Look for tomatillos that have a green husk (which you will need to remove!!) and are firm. You will note that when you remove the husk the skin is a bit sticky… that’s ok! Rinse, remove the core and dice. I’ve never really liked tomatillo on its own, but if you want, give it a try.
Now that we have reviewed poaching eggs and dealing with the tomatillo, let’s get into the details of this paleo sweet potato hash recipe…
Paleo Sweet Potato Hash Recipe
Paleo Sweet Potato Hash
- 1 LB Bulk Breakfast Sausage
- 1 LB Bulk Hot Sausage
- 1 Onion Diced
- 1 Medium Zucchini Diced
- 1 White Jersey Sweet Potato Peeled and Diced
- 1 TBSP Olive Oil for sautéing
- 2 TBSP Bacon Fat
For the Poached Eggs
- 4 Cups Water
- 1 TSP White Wine Vinegar
- 8 Large Eggs
Tomatillo Chive Salsa
- 1 Medium Tomatillo husk removed, cored and diced
- 1 TBSP Fresh Chives chopped
- 2 TBSP Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley chopped
- 3 TBSP Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt & Fresh Cracked Pepper
For the Tomatillo Chive Salsa
- Add all the ingredients to a mini prep, blender or food processor. Process well. Taste and adjust seasonings.
- Set aside.
For the Paleo Sweet Potato Hash
- Heat a large, heavy bottom pan over medium-high heat. Add in a 2 count of olive oil (approx 2 tbsp). When the oil shimmers, add in the onion. Add a pinch of salt, stir and cover. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned and soft. Set aside in a large bowl.
- In the same pan, add in 1 TBSP olive oil. When it is shimmering, add in the diced zucchini and a pinch of salt. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until nicely golden brown and tender. Add to the large bowl.
- Again in the same pan, add in the bacon fat... Add in the sweet potato, 2-3 pinches of salt and a couple cranks of pepper. Cover. Cook, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes. When golden and tender, remove from the pan and add to the bowl.
- In the same pan, cook the sausage. Make sure to break up the sausage well while cooking so that it all gets cooked through. When it is completely cooked, remove and put on a plate covered with a couple paper towels. This will remove some of the grease. When it has a minute to rest, add the sausage to the other ingredients in the bowl.
- Mix all the ingredients together, taste and adjust seasonings. Cover the bowl with foil and set aside.
For the Poached Eggs
- In a 3 Quart pot, bring the water to a simmer. Add in the vinegar.
- Gently swirl the water with a slotted spoon. Crack the egg and gently add to the center of the pot.
- Allow to cook for 3 minutes, never letting the water boil.
- Remove with the slotted spoon and set on a plate with paper towels.
Bringing together the Paleo Sweet Potato Hash
- Add a couple scoops of hash to 4 bowls.
- Place one or two poached eggs on top of the hash.
- Drizzle the Tomatillo Salsa on top.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Final thoughts on the Paleo Sweet Potato Hash Recipe:
This recipe makes a lot of hash. I easily fed four adults and had plenty leftover, which I’m cool with, believe me. It would be great to split this recipe in half, however many of the bulk sausage mixes come from the grocery in tubes. I suppose you could use half of each tube and just whip up some sausage patties… but leftovers of this won’t go to waste!
If you didn’t want to take the time to poach the eggs, you could add a sunny side up fried egg. Looking for more heat? Add in 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to really get your morning going. Today I enjoyed this with a huge mug of bulletproof coffee. Needless to say, I had lots of energy for the whole day!
The tomatillo salsa will last a couple days in the fridge. There should be just enough to burn through all the paleo sweet potato hash, but it would be delicious on an omelette or even my recipe for a fajita frittata! Want it on more than just breakfast items? Try it on our low-carb chicken fajitas for a really nice, fresh flavor.