I’m doing Whole30 this month and I have to say it’s really made me a better* cook. I’ll probably do a post on my experience in February, but for today I thought I’d share one of my favorite new recipe discoveries.
PS there’s bacon involved, so obviously it’s delicious ;)
*as in I am actually enjoying cooking for the first time in my adult life
Sweet Potato Hash (adapted from from Gutsy By Nature)
- 3 strips of bacon (if you’re doing Whole30 make sure you get compliant bacon or you can use pancetta like the original recipe)
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 large or 2 small apples
- 1-2 scallions
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Start by frying the bacon in a medium sized pan.
While it’s cooking peel the sweet potato and apples and dice into pieces no bigger than 1″. Chop up the scallions too.
Once the bacon is cooked take it out and set it aside.
In the frying pan with the bacon drippings add the apples, cinnamon, and scallions and cook over medium heat until the apples are soft but not mushy. About 5 minutes.
Take them out and put them in a bowl for now.
Add the diced sweet potato to the same pan, and add the oil if needed. Cook for about 10 minutes or until they’re soft. I find I need to cook them over medium-low heat so the edges don’t get too crispy way before the inside is cooked.
While that’s cooking chop up the bacon and mix it with the cooked apples.
When the sweet potatoes are cooked add the apple/bacon mixture back into the pan. Sprinkle the sage over top and stir together.
Let it cook for a few minutes and then serve immediately.