My friend’s having a rough time lately.
She’s going through a rotten breakup, her job is really hard on her and worst of all of it is that she’s physically attractive.
The world has very little sympathy for the good-looking.
Also: Humans are weird.
Humans like ME are weird in that some of us have a strange compulsion to cook for the people we love.
(No matter how hot they are.)
Compelled, I made that friend this breakfast hash.
And I think it helped, a little.
Cooking breakfast for someone is an intimate act.
It’s a meal cooked for you by only someone that wakes up in your home.
A treat saved for the closest.
This recipe serves four.
Sweet Dude Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
1 large sweet potato
1 red bell pepper
1 small onion
4 links chicken apple sausage
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Cut the chicken apple sausage into a 1/2 inch dice.
Cut the bell pepper into a 1/2 inch dice.
Mince the onion, fine.
Peel the sweet potato. Cut it into a 1/2 inch dice.
(A 1/2 inch dice is smaller than you think it is.)
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a cast iron pan over medium high heat. Add the chicken apple sausage and saute until browned (about 4 minutes). Add the onions and pepper and toss until wilty (about another 3 minutes). Remove the mixture from the pan.
Put the pan back on the burner and add another 2 tablespoons of oil.
Add the sweet potato dice to the pan and let it fizizzle and heat until the corners of the tiny dice are browned and the inside of the sweet potato is well cooked. Because of the size of my pan, I did two batches. Each took slightly longer than it seemed it should, clocking in at about 6 minutes of browning time each. Add the sausage, onions and peppers back the pan and toss, toss, toss all together with the parsley, salt and cayenne pepper until well-warmed and incorporated.
In another pan, preferably a non-stick one, MAGICALLY IF AT THE SAME TIME, heat it up and fry up all 4 eggs, as you are wont to do.
Here are some great instructions for frying eggs.
Serve up the sweet potato hash in shallow bowls with a fried egg atop each bowl.
Sprinkle with coarse salt and serve with love.
(Like all breakfasts should be served.)
Why am I posting this recipe?
I’m posting this recipe because I support ONE Moms.
The sweet potato is serving as the mascot for their cause. Packed with nutrition and blessed with the ability to grow in many places, the sweet potato is literally saving lives. That’s a real, life literally. I only needed ONE sweet potato to feed 4 people. It’s chock full of vitamins. It’s a lifesaver.
You can sign the petition asking for our representatives to make a measurable commitment to reducing chronic malnutrition for 25 million children by 2016 at http://www.one.org/us/food/
Here’s a list to all the other ONE Sweet Potato Day participants.
Get your Convolvulaceae on.
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos from This Week for Dinner
Truffle Sweet Potato Frites from Savory Sweet Life
Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Stew from Chefdruck
Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits from Food for My Family
Sweet Potato Burgers from Cutie Booty Cakes
What’s Gaby Cooking and Sweet Potato Day
The Mission List and Sweet Potato Day
World Moms Blog and Sweet Potato Day
Go Graham Go and Sweet Potato Day
Cranberry Sweet Potato Crumb Cake from Barbara Bakes
Bourbon and Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes from Boston Mamas
Documama and Sweet Potato Day
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding from Eat the Love
Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage from Kitchen Gadget Girl
Sweet Potato Love To Help End World Hunger from Love That Max
Celebrating Sweet Potato Day with Mom Trends
Sweet Potato Chili from Righteous Bacon
Cooking Sweet Potatoes for Picky Eaters from Rookie Moms
Sweet Potatoes and Global Health from Third Eye Mom
Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Kielbasa ONE Skillet Bake from Tickled Red
Oh My Sweet Potato Apple Bake from Bowl Licker
Sweet Potato and Peanut Gratin from Non-Reactive Pan
Sweet Potato Fries from When You Wake Up a Mother (also found on Million Moms Challenge)