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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  • http://www.runtoradiance.com Tania

    This looks soooo good. My mouth is watering. Mmmm.

  • http://berrymerryendorphins.blogspot.com/ Molly

    Sharing this recipe with my friend since she loves bacon and new breakfast meal ideas! :)

  • Diego

    Hello! I just bought the book Against All Grain but I’m allergic to eggs!
    Is there a way to replace them? Or use something similar?

    • Against All Grain

      You can try a flax egg (3 T water with 1 T ground flax seed).

    • Justin

      Try look here. http://chefinyou.com/egg-substitutes-cooking/
      I do know when I tried to make the soft & chewy graham crackers with flax substitute it did not bind well. I may have not let it soak long enough in the water first though.

  • Monique

    I conveniently saw this before bed last night and had all the ingredients so I had to try it! It was really delicious and totally doable on a weekday with us with the help of our food processor. Slicing the sweet potato into very thin slices was done in a matter of seconds. I only used one sweet potato and it was plenty for us. I think I’ll add a couple more eggs next time because we just love our eggs!! The chili tasted great. I skipped the cayenne because I was serving to a 1 and 3 year old also. Thanks for another idea to work into our rotation! We also regularly make the pancakes and waffles from your cookbook. My kids LOVE those and always eat every bite!

  • http://www.proteinandpumps.com Brittany @ proteinandpumps

    I’m not a fan of the sweetness in sweet potatoes either, so I’m always looking for new ways to spice them up. Thanks for sharing!