I was really looking forward to making a sweet potato pie this week for Fall Fest. I’ve never made one and I’m pretty sure that I’ve never even tasted a sweet potato pie. Yes, it’s a shame, and I’m hoping to remedy the situation soon. But you may have noticed that I have been baking (and eating) a lot of desserts lately. And after yesterday’s amazing Praline-Pumpkin Cake, I just couldn’t bring myself to bake a pie.
I need a break from sweets!
I’ve found that I really prefer savory sweet potato dishes to sweet ones anyway, so this warm and spicy sweet potato hash is right up my alley. I kept it really simple – onions, sweet potatoes, and a few choice spices. You can certainly gussy it up with more stuff if you wish, but I really loved the way these turned out. Enjoy!
Cumin-Scented Sweet Potato Hash
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter or ghee
4 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 4 cups)
1 medium onion, halved and cut crosswise into thin slices
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch of crushed red pepper
kosher salt, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley (optional)
Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-low heat. Add olive oil and butter and swirl around pan. When butter is melted, add sweet potatoes, onions, and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and starting to brown, 15-20 minutes. Once potatoes are tender and lightly browned, sprinkle in the cumin and smoked paprika and cook, stirring, for another minute. Add a pinch of crushed red pepper, stir, then season with salt to taste. Remove potatoes from heat and stir in parsley or other fresh herbs of your choice. Serves 2 – 3.
More Sweet Potatoes from the Fall Fest Gang:
- Todd and Diane, White On Rice Couple: Sweet Potato Molasses Cookies
- Michelle at Cooking Channel: Sweet Potato Cupcakes With Marshmallow Topping
- Kirsten at Food Network: Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Sides
- Roberto at Food2: Sweet Potato Gnocchi
- Liz at Healthy Eats: Sweet Potatoes 5 Ways
- Caroline from The Wright Recipes: Sweet Potato Galette
- Margaret at A Way to Garden: 9 Things I Learned From Sweet Potatoes (and a Curry)
- Paige at The Sister Project: Sweet Potatoes on the Savory Side
Summer/Fall Fest 2010 Posting Schedule
7/28: Cukes and Zukes
8/11: Herbs, Greens, and Beans
8/18: Stone Fruit – I missed this one!
9/1: Sweet and Spicy Peppers
9/15: White (or colorful “white”…but not sweet) Potatoes
10/6: Fall Salads
10/13: Pumpkin + Winter Squash – I missed this one!
10/27: “Mad Stash” (as in what you’re shoving in freezer/jars/dehydrator, etc.)
11/3: Root veggies
11/10: Brassicas: incl. Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage or other
11/17: Sweet Potatoes
11/24: Bounty to be Grateful For