Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweet Potato Hash


For Passover, I bought vegetables by multiple pounds as I do every year.  The leftovers are the same as every year, as well and I find myself cooking according to what I am storing.
I completely forgot about the sweet potatoes.  I knew, there are many potatoes, onions and carrots but for some reason, the sweet potatoes did not cross my mind until I asked my husband if he would want sweet potatoes or carrots, with dinner.  I figured the answer would be carrots since we have so many but he knew better and mentioned sweet potatoes which he had stashed away, not telling me.

Fortunately, we appreciate sweet potatoes and I am sure, they will go quickly but we will be filling ourselves with carrots and sweet potatoes, this week.

Lucky for me, I pulled out two excellent cookbooks to peruse and I am now ready to meet the challenge of Veggie Clean-Up.

I bought an annual from many of the major magazines, over the past few years.  I have Fine Cooking, Taste of Home, Betty Crocker (which I don't particularly like because of the commercial quality) and Better Homes and Gardens.  I will have to check if there are any other really good ones on the shelves.

Better Homes and Gardens has lots of attractive photos which is why I was looking through it.  It is broken up by the month and each month has the same categories, more or less.  Topics such as What's Cooking, Everyday Easy, American Classics, Good and Healthy are the most consistent ones.  There is a section, Dine In, completely based on Nigella's recipes, another with Tyler Florence recipes.  Those are two of my favorites.

Another extra, I like is the "what makes it better" side columns with fabulous ideas on what else can be done with recipes.  

I think, you get the idea, I like this book and if I needed more cookbooks, I would get more of these but I don't need them and will not get them.  I am blessed to have a number of books, gotten over the year that can keep me busy,

Back to the sweet potato recipe which comes from this cookbook.  I thought the photo was stunning, especially with the avocado on top but then, I did not use the avocado.  Sigh.  Despite this, a good dish came out of this and I am looking forward to making more recipes from the book.

Sweet Potato Hash      (adapted from Better Homes and Gardens 2010)
Ingredients:

1 large peeled sweet potato
Salt 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup corn kernels
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup black beans
2 tablespoons salsa
a few drops of cayenne pepper sauce

Method:

1. Place sweet potatoes in a microwave-safe dish; cover and cook on 100 percent power (high) for 5 minutes or just until tender enough to chop. Cool slightly; cut into chunks. Sprinkle lightly with salt.

2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add potatoes; cook until browned and crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add drained corn, black beans, green pepper, salsa and pepper sauce to skillet. Cook for 3 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Enjoy.


12 comments:

  1. What a beautifully colorful dish, Chaya. :-) Love all those cheery veggies.

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  2. Sweet potato hash sounds wonderful! I love sweet potatoes, they are really versatile and would taste great in just about any way they are done! Glad that you are enjoying your cookbook!

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  3. I love sweet potato hash - as a side and a breakfast.

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  4. I love, love, love sweet potatoes AND Mexican food, so this looks perfect!! Thanks for sharing with us on AFW again!

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  5. Delicious sweet potato hash, I love to try them. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  6. I'm so glad you posted this recipe - I've got some sweet potatoes from my organic vegetable box and I was just looking for a new recipe to use them in! Your sweet potato hash sounds so delicious, and it's got lots of good for you ingredients too.

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  7. This looks so healthy and flavorful always looking for ways to eat more sweet potatoes. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.

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  8. This looks fantastic, warming, and perfect for breastfeeding and pregnant women. Would you be willing to post this on my natural food blog, superfood sundays at ......

    http://www.painfreepregnancy.org/2012/05/superfood-sunday-may-6th-2012.html

    Thanks!!

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  9. this sweet potato hash looks delicious!! I love it! Thanks for sharing on Fit and Fabulous Fridays!! Hope to see you back soon!

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  10. nice idea.. thanks for posting..

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