I woke up with a hankering for a diner style breakfast this morning. I just don't think I've been eating enough breakfast recently which makes me starving by early afternoon. Then I end up picking my way until dinner and snacking all night until I go to bed. I don't like this pattern. It leads days like this one. Seriously, I had so much ice cream last night it made my belly hurt.
So I decided on making a nice filling, well rounded breakfast today and I'm happy to say it kept me completely full and satisfied until lunch.
The key to this dish is the technique. I used batches of water to steam the raw potatoes right in the skillet. It really worked like a charm and gave me a tasty hash with just the right combo of soft potato and burnt onion, which I love.
Here's what I did...
- 1 tsp olive oil
- ½ sweet onion chopped
- 1 small to medium sweet potato cut into small cubes
- kosher salt
- 1 tbsp real bacon bits
Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until browning. Add the potato cubes and a pinch of salt. Leave them on the heat for at least 2 minutes and flip then leave alone for another 1-2 minutes.
At this time your skillet should be awfully hot and pretty dry. That's ok. Add a half of cup of water and stir the potatoes and onions so nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cover and leave alone.
Check in about 5 minutes and the water should be all evaporated. Stir the potatoes and assess their doneness. If they are still firm, add another half of cup of water and repeat. Mine were perfect after two steam sessions.
Once all the water is evaporated and the potatoes are done to your liking, lower the heat to medium, add the bacon bits and stir. Cook for another minute just to combine the bacon flavor.
I served the entire batch with 1 egg and 2 egg whites scrambled. It was a perfect, filling, well balanced breakfast for me! I love how sweet potatoes scream fall and I never really thought about having them for breakfast before. I may start doing this more often!
I'm giving nutritional information for half the recipe although I will admit I ate most of it by myself. All of it was too much but half of it was two little for me this morning. 😉
Other breakfast hash like ideas...
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|1||½ the recipe|
|140||4g||3g||Old: 2.5 New: 4|