Smoky Sweet Potato Hash


I have never been overly fond of the sweetness that comes with a sweet potato and typically try to make them more savory in a dish with spices and salt. This recipe came after I was left with extra ingredients from the sweet potato dish in my Thanksgiving Ebook. I found myself wanting to eat that dish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so I thought- why not alter it a bit and also throw some eggs on top?

It combines bold savory flavors with bacon and soft cooked eggs, and is comforting on a cold morning plus super simple to throw together. For those following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet try substituting butternut squash or celeriac!

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Smoky Sweet Potato Hash

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com


PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 30 mins TOTAL TIME: 40 mins


  • 6 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 large eggs


  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet set over medium heat for 5 minutes, until some of the fat has rendered.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise then slice them very thin.
  3. Add the potatoes and seasonings and cook for an additional 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Drain the bacon grease then crack the eggs into the pan, then cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the whites are firm but the yolks are still soft.
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  • Kristin

    I’m so glad I am not alone in my distaste for the sweet in sweet potatoes! This recipe looks fantastic.

  • Cheryl

    Hi Danielle
    I bought your cook book last year and I am loving it.
    I would like to bake some of the treats with my daughter, but I can not find Palm shortening anywhere. I live in South Africa. Can you suggest an alternative to use for baking. For savoury dishes I would use Ghee, but I don’t know if the taste will be effected if used in baking.
    Please advise?

    many thanks

    • Against All Grain

      Ghee is a wonderful substitute for palm shortening 1:1. I am not sure if you can purchase on Amazon, but you can find palm shortening there http://astore.amazon.com/againstallgrain-20/detail/B004WOMWWE

      • Cheryl

        Thanks for the info, amazon won’t ship any food products overseas. And the shipping is astronomical anyway. I will use Ghee if that works as well.

  • http://mommymarginalia.blogspot.com Victoria@MommyMarginalia

    I’m substituting prosciutto for bacon – how much ghee would you recommend using for the potatoes since I won’t have the bacon grease? Many thanks!

  • Katie Owens

    So yummy!! This is my first recipes of yours that I’ve tried. I’m definitely ordering the cookbook now! Thanks for the great recipes.

  • Catherine Clark

    This is absolutely delicious…..what cravings are made of….lol