Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash with a hint of cinnamon and rosemary is easy to make. A perfect side dish to serve with your dinner.
This Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash is so delicious and takes less than 20 minutes to make. Caramelized tender sweet potato tossed in maple syrup, cinnamon and crispy bacon add a savouriness to the dish.
I have always been little biased towards savoury sweet potato dishes. Baked sweet potato is one of my favourites else it is always sweet Potato curry at home.
As a healthy substitute for white potatoes, I always try to incorporate Sweet potato in our diet (Though I will always be a white potato lover). These are great for snacking. I often air fry them along with some spices.
Sweet potato works great as a side dish alongside some protein. You can also serve this as a main meal if you want to keep the diner light. Serve whichever way you want, this sweet potato hash is really delicious. And when there is bacon in a dish, the deliciousness factor doubles up.
How To Make Sweet Potato Hash?
One good thing about this hash is everything is done in one skillet.
- Cut bacon to small pieces. Here is a small tip to cut bacon, Using kitchen scissor to cut bacon is really easy and quick. Else stack them up and cut into bite-size pieces.
- While the bacon is being cooked, Start with cleaning the sweet potatoes (Multitasking you know, saves time! But keep an eye on the bacon). Dice sweet potatoes to equal sizes (roughly ½ inch). Cutting into equal bite-sized pieces ensures even cooking.
- Use a heavy cast-iron skillet to make these hash. Heavy bottom skillets cook the sweet potatoes evenly and also nicely caramelizes the edges.
- After cooking the bacon, discard everything but one teaspoon of bacon fat. I know bacon fat is so flavourful, but cooking entirely with bacon fat would dominate other delicate flavours. So just reserve 1 teaspoon of bacon fat and then add butter to the pan to cook. Butter also helps to caramelize.
- For even and quick cooking, cover the skillet and cook on medium heat, string a couple of times in between.
- Rosemary works wonderfully with the rest of the ingredients and also lends a freshness to the dish.
- If you don't have maple syrup in hand, use honey instead.
- For extra crunch throw in some toasted pecans at the end of the cooking.
Sweet potato hash is really versatile and can be served many ways.
You would normally find a savoury version of sweet potato hash with eggs, served as breakfast. Upgrade this Maple bacon sweet potato hash to a filling breakfast by adding a fried egg to it.
Pair it with some protein for a healthy dinner.
If you are worried about leftovers, then these store well in an air-tight container up to 4 days. I have never tried freezing it. But when it just takes less than 20 mins from start to finish, then why not make fresh and hot?
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Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash
- 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes diced
- 7-8 bacon stirps Cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 sprig Rosemary
- Heat a skillet and add chopped bacon to it. On medium heat cook bacon until brown and crispy.
- Using a slotted spoon remove cooked bacon from the pan and keep aside on a paper towel.
- Reserve 1 teaspoon of bacon fat and discard the rest ( or save to use it later)
- Add butter, When it melts add diced sweet potato to the pan.
- Sprinkle rosemary, salt and cinnamon. Mix well. Cover and let it cook for 10-12 minutes. Stir in-between to prevent sticking.
- When sweet potato pieces are almost tender, stir in maple syrup and cooked bacon to the skillet. Cook for another 5-6 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.