Have you ever had that embarrassing situation when you had the pictures and recipe to share with, but you couldn’t come up with an idea for your post? I mean it’s always a way to write something like: “Hello, World! Let me introduce to you a stunning dish. Pudding – Alice. Alice – Pudding“, and so on. That could work out indeed. But I’ll reserve this ploy for those sad days I run out any decent ideas at all.
I shot this sweet potato hash in March, and all this time I’ve been thinking over the way to get rid of those pictures from my unpublished archives. I don’t have any particular story or memories. The recipe is simple to boast about.
Originally, I was going to be talking about some food I didn’t know most of my life and was desperately trying to find it when I started blogging in Russia. I even got some notes, but the text was generally lame and mediocre. So I had put it off for a while. When I began my serial of “Revelations”, I perfected that concept. Or should I say I tried? Yup, few times I started writing a blog post, but that didn’t work either. The beginning was almost
freaking awesome quite fine (I’ve got to be a humble guy!), with a few hilarious stories, but then everything was falling apart. No concept. No coherence. Nonsense. The way too long. Totally artificial product. Failed. Filed. I still have a pile of 159 papers though, for any case.
But the irony is I do love this dish and probably somewhere deeply inside I like these pictures as well. And I know, having been postponing this post for a long time, it might never get published – there are a lot of
amazing nice stuff on its way, and I occasionally trash some unpublished works I took some time ago.
So I opted for this dangerous way. Hopefully, I won’t get trapped, and that won’t be my writing style.
But, on the other hand, it’s weekend just around the corner, and you may be looking for a hearty, simple, and delicious meal. What could be better than some sweet potato hash, eh? (What could be better than a stack of pancakes/waffles/french toasts? What could be better than a pizza/pasta? What could be better…you got that – an old classic trick).
Oh, let me wrap up this nonsense, please.
Enjoy you weekends.
And make some scrumptious hash.
Hearty, delicious and simple sweet potato harsh - perfect for a weekend meal. Serve it with an egg to have an amazing and lazy brunch.
- 2 medium (1 large) red onions, sliced
- 1 large sweet red pepper, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 large sweet potatoes (2 pounds), peeled and cubed
- salt, black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (or to taste)
- 200-300 gr cooked lean ham, cubed
- parsley, chopped
- In a large skillet melt the butter and oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10-12 minutes - until they have started to caramelize but haven't turned golden yet.
- Add the sweet potatoes and the spices and toss to coat with the onions. Add about 1/4 cup of water and cover the skillet with a lid. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 minutes until the potatoes have started to soften.
- Increase heat to over medium. Remove the lid and add the ham. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the potatos are fully ready.
- Stir in the parsley and enjoy!