Sriracha sweet potato hash browns

sriracha sweet potato hash browns

I’m not a trendy-trend kind of girl, which you’ve probably noticed if you’ve followed this blog at all — I’m always horribly out of foodie fashion.

Bacon in desserts? No, thank you. Oreo stuffed in a chocolate chip cookie stuffed in a brownie stuffed in cheesecake? Yeah, never understood the appeal of that one. Sous vide? ‘Evs.

And when I am accidentally trendy, it’s me jumping on the bandwagon with flags waving … just as the trend is winding down {wah-wah-waahh}.

That’s the way it was with sriracha. I was late to the party, but now I’m all <woot!> about it.

I’ve had to restrain myself from posting too many sriracha-starring recipes, but if I have to let one slip out, I’m happy that it’s these sriracha sweet potato hash browns.


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This recipe also reveals my stubborn view of sweet potatoes: I believe with my whole heart that savory preparations are perfect for sweet potatoes.

And here, the hash browns treatment means breakfast or brunch is quick to the table.

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One of my new(-to-me) favorite condiment flavor combos is sriracha and honey — sweet and spicy, all in one bite. Positively addictive.

A light, carb-friendly breakfast or brunch with a chili kick, send these sriracha sweet potato hash browns right over the top by serving with a fried or poach egg.

Karen xo

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This dish is over-the-top amazing when crowned with a poached egg. Poach the egg while the hash browns cook. I love the rough, rustic look of hand-grated sweet potatoes, but if you’re serving a crowd, don’t hesitate to break out the food processor!
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Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch ground cumin
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, scrubbed and grated (peeling optional)

Instructions
  1. Whisk together the sriracha, honey, apple cider vinegar, cumin and salt in a small bowl. Toss the sweet potato grates with the sriracha mixture. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saute pan, heat the oil over medium until shimmering. Add the sweet potato grates in two patties. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip. In grated form, sweet potatoes cook very quickly – just 5 to 7 minutes total. They’ll go from salmony-pink-orange to a bright orange, with just a touch of golden brown sear when cooked. Serve immediately.


Comments

  1. Karen,
    This looks just delicious and such a colorful way to start the day.
    I’m clueless to most trends–food or fashion, I am just out of the entire loop.
    Thanks!
    kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts recently blogged about:  Horseradish-Beet Muffins (Monday Muffins!)

    • Thanks, Kirsten! The older I get, the less I appreciate trends. While I might cheer some – like fermented foods, which I fell in love with last year … which I guess makes me a bit pre-trendy in that regard (since they’re the new “it” foods for 2013) … most of them, I just have no interest in.

  2. I don’t like bacon in a lot of desserts (cupcakes – ewww), but I do need to speak up on behalf of bacon ice cream. I have made it (using my home cured stash of bacon) and it was really good. I am not sure I could get behind a bacon infused cocktail. Or any dessert “ballotine”.

    As for trends… I haven’t been trendy since I was “like 19″. I am a hopeless case.

    It is my stalwart belief that sweet potatoes absolutely belong in savory applications. (Hello, baked oven-fried wedges with chilli powder and agave nectar). Now, off to find my grater…
    Cher recently blogged about:  In which I talk about my inability to follow directions (FFwD: Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin)

    • Cher, I can say without a doubt that if I had your stash of home cured bacon and lardons, I’d be putting them in everything. Commercial bacon, however … it’s become a big, fatty salt lick to me. I think it’s all the vegetarian bacon I use now. It’s not earth-shatteringly great, believe me, but it’s somehow made me intolerant of the packaged stuff.

      I’m so untrendy that I didn’t recognize any of the artists nominated for Grammy’s this year. Not a single one. (I should be embarrassed, but somehow, I’m strangely proud – a pop-culture rebel.)

  3. Oh my, that looks like my kind of breakfast.

    I absolutely hate it when I end up being “trendy”. It happens very rarely, but when it does, it really bugs me…
    Rocky Mountain Woman recently blogged about:  Beaulieu Vineyard Coastal Estates Pinot Noir

  4. This looks so amazing! I love sriracha and will always use it, no matter what the foodie trends are dictating. Have you ever mixed it in ketchup to dip your French fries in? Really good.

    I love adding spice and heat to savory sweet potato recipes. I do enjoy sweet potato desserts, but I like my sweet potatoes to be firmly on one side or another: sweet or savory, but not with one foot in each camp. That really bugs me for some reason. Thanks for posting this recipe!
    Julie recently blogged about:  Coffee Rubbed Bacon

    • Sriracha infused bbq sauce – that’s what I dip my fries in. I’m already working on rooster bottle #2 (the large size), but someday – maybe when summer chilis are abundant – I must work my way up to making it from scratch.

  5. I love the sweet and sour and spicy treatment of the hashe-browned sweet potatoes. And what a healthy breakfast this would make! Me, I’ll take sweet potatoes any way: sweet, savory, or in between, I”m a big fan.
    Mary@FitandFed recently blogged about:  Vegan goat cheese

  6. LOVE Sriracha. The farm that I get my CSA box from actually grows most of the peppers for the sauce (Underwood Farms in Moorpark CA). One happy day I even got a bottle of Sriracha in my veggie box.
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