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Sweet Potato / Yam Hash

Pan fried potatoes with fried eggs were a go-to for a quick dinner (fast food) when I was growing up. Maybe that is why, when I saw a version of fried sweet potatoes with eggs, I knew I'd have to try it. Whether you call these yams or sweet potatoes depends on where you live.

  • 2 - 3 yams, peeled and cubed small (1 - 1 1/2 cups per person)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • 6 cups baby kale or spinach
  • 3 - 5 eggs ( 1 - 2 per person)
  1. In cast-iron or Pyrex pan, mix cubed yams with olive oil and season. Roast at 400 F for about 20 minutes, until soft.
  2. In the meantime, blanch kale or spinach just to soften.
  3. When potatoes are done, stir in the kale or spinach, form little nests and top with eggs. 
  4. Return to oven for about 10 - 12 minutes until egg whites are done. I like to cover with foil or lid for the last few minutes. We prefer soft eggs for an easy hash mix. Bake longer if you like them more done. Season with salt and pepper and serve.  Above recipe serves 2 - 4
Another option is to fry the eggs in a separate pan, to your liking, and serve on top or alongside. Can be served, as is, for brunch or with a meatloaf for dinner.


  1. This sounds like a great recipe for a quick and nutritious supper.

  2. I'm not sure but I have heard that yams are bright orange inside and sweet potatoes are very different. They are much lighter and not as sweet.

  3. Roasted sweet potatoes are the best! What a nice way to serve them with greens and eggs. Yum!

  4. A great way to get more vegetables into our diet, and who doesn't looove sweet potatoes and hams? I have taken to making a version of this for breakfast after a registered dietician spoke at my seniors centre. Eat vegetables for breakfast too. I usually use spinach, sometimes frozen asparagus which is relatively inexpensive when on sale. It all makes a great filling and long lasting breakfast which has carbs, two or more veg colours and the protein and iron in a couple eggs. If I eat this for breakfast, I don't usually need more than yogurt for lunch, or nothing. I have a very busy seniors day and really appreciate meals like this.



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