Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chili Sweet Potato Hash w Fried Eggs & Fresh Tomato Salsa

I'm a Food Network addict. It's a bit ironic, as I refuse to eat most of the food I watch being prepared. Take, for example, the Next Food Network Star contest which just ran. I routed for the ultimate winner, who has dubbed himself "The Sandwich King." I don't know the last time I ate something most people would define as a sandwich!

Rachael Ray is certainly not a chef that would pop to mind when thinking about a Paleo lifestyle. My kids loves her recipes, largely because they often involve pasta and copious amounts of cheese. Pure and simple, she is not.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I stumbled upon a recipe of hers that got my mouth watering. I wanted to make something for breakfast incorporating eggs with the half of sweet potato I had left over from my Sunday night dinner. Hello, Chili Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs and Fresh Tomato Salsa! (but can I just say how I loathe recipe titles that are so long you have to take a breath while saying them?)

I was able to make the recipe virtually as printed, though I halved the sweet potato and omitted the cheese. There is nothing more perfect than a runny fried egg, but I have to say it's even better with a spicy sweet potato hash lying beneath it. I would definitely make this recipe again, even perhaps for dinner as the ever cute Ms. Ray suggests (making the title of her recipe even LONGER - ugh!)

I'm already thinking of a way I could perhaps turn the hash into something akin to nachos (leaving the sweet potatoes in whole circles) and doing a meat topping with the tomato salsa...

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