southern sweet potato hash and a giveaway

Sweet Potato Hash

Note: This drawing is now closed. Anyone who reads my blog knows how much I love The Glory of Southern Cooking by James Villas. If there was anything negative I could say about the book, it’s that maybe the list price is a little high. Well that’s fixed now because the book has just been published in an affordable paperback edition. To celebrate, I’m holding a giveaway for a copy of the book. Anyone who lives in the U.S. or Canada and posts a comment below by the end of September 13th will be entered into the random drawing. If you’re curious, this dish from the book in the photo above is called Ham and Sweet Potato Hash.

Sweet Potato Hash

Lately I’ve been trying some hash recipes, which is kind of funny because it’s not a dish I grew up with. In fact I grew up thinking hash was something you got at fast food restaurants, in solid form… hash browns. And since I’m not a huge fan of regular potatoes, hash was never something I thought about very much. This recipe made with diced, cooked sweet potatoes is a whole other story, with just a touch of natural sweetness to balance out the salty ham. There’s also minced and sauteed onions, chopped bell pepper, sage, salt and black pepper, and heavy cream.

Sweet Potato Hash

You cook that mixture in half a stick of butter, and this is when the flavors really come together. I’m warning you now that if you taste it, you’re going to want to taste it some more, but try to resist eating it all before you serve it to family and friends.

Sweet Potato Hash

This hash is perfect on it’s own. The recipe calls for serving it with poached eggs, and I did try that, but I’m not all that skilled at poaching eggs, so I ended up frying the rest of the eggs like normal. Apparently I forgot to top the dish with fresh parsley as instructed, but that didn’t matter much. Don’t forget to post a comment below, even if it’s just to say hello, if you’d like to be entered into the drawing for a copy of the book. Good luck!

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18 Responses to southern sweet potato hash and a giveaway

  1. Sasha says:

    You are probably the only person I’ve ever heard of who is not a fan of potatoes. That’s just crazy talk…

  2. Iris says:

    I need to get into Southern food! It looks so delicious but I’ve never attempted to make any.

  3. Ginger G says:

    … sounds delicious – a must try – book also, after reading reviews – thanks!

  4. Jillian Phillips says:

    I love hash, usually the old ‘original’ standby corned beef hash that my mom used to make. BUT the recipe above sounds wonderful with the sweet potatoes, so I am going to make my own version this week!! Even if I don’t win a copy of the book, I STILL win with this recipe idea. Thanks!

  5. Emily says:

    That looks delicious! I’d love an opportunity to win the book!

  6. Annmarie says:

    My best friend just moved to the south from Boston and this would make a great intro to southern cookin’ for her!

  7. Amanda Thompson says:

    My husband would love this hash ~ anything breakfast-related is right up his alley!!

  8. Devon says:

    The recipe looks delicious!

  9. Jenny Hartin says:

    My husband dislikes potatoes he says they are “bland” – he though loves white rice. Go figure!

  10. I love southern food, and the sweet potato hash looks amazing! I will be making this in the next few days.

  11. Mija says:

    My two favorite things… Sweet Potatoes and giveaways :)

  12. MaryAnn D says:

    I love sweet potatoes I can’t wait to try the recipe!

  13. Lia Simpson says:

    One of my breakfast favorites – hash!

  14. Louisa So says:

    Mmmm I love hash! Reminds me of late night binges after long night out!

  15. Nice knife skills! I’d love to dive deep into southern food. Thanks for the book recommendation.

  16. achicabakes says:

    Stunning dish Justin!

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