As the weather begins to cool and the leaves change, my taste buds change as well. I am a very big proponent of eating seasonally and fall is the perfect time for this Sweet Potato and Apple Hash.
A hash is a dish of diced meat, potatoes, and spices – now that is a recipe for success.
To further round out this dish and make it true hearty hash, I included breakfast sausages. I was lucky enough to find a maple sausage at my farmer’s market and the added sweetness took this dish to a whole other level.
If you can’t find a maple sausage, I recommend a mild breakfast sausage.
This is going to be a soul warming hash perfect for a crisp morning.
Add a side of eggs or even better top with a couple of eggs over easy and watch this Sweet Potato and Apple Hash disappear.
2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 apple, peeled cored and diced
2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 to 4 mild breakfast sausages links
1/3 cup sweet yellow onion, diced
salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add diced sweet potatoes. Once the sweet potatoes begin to brown, add the diced apples, a pinch of sea salt, and the cinnamon to the pan.
- I like the apples to maintain a bit of crispness and this is why I add them after the sweet potatoes. Once the apples are warmed through, I consider them cooked. You can, however, add them at the same time as the sweet potatoes and cook them down more.
- After the sweet potatoes and apples are cooked, move them from the pan on to a plate so you use the same skillet to cook your sausage.
- Add another 1 tablespoon coconut oil to the skillet and bring the pan back up to medium heat.
- Add the sausage and onion to the pan and cook until the sausage is cooked completely through and the onions become soft and translucent.
- The sausage I used had a casing that was easily removed. Before adding the sausage to the pan, I had cut it up into smaller pieces. You can add whole links though and then crumble the sausage in the pan as it cooks.
- Once the sausage is cooked, add the plate of sweet potato and apple back to pan and combine completely. Serve warm.
This recipe makes enough for my appetite but if you were feeding multiple people I would scale up the recipe.