Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Grams Made Sweet Potato Hash

Grams recently received a gift of America's Test Kitchen The Best Simple Recipes cookbook.  It came from my beautiful daughter, Katy, and she bought one for herself too.  We've both been enjoying cooking with the recipes and sharing our opinions about the outcomes.

Grandad and Grams love sweet potatoes, and this hash is delicious and easy, so this one will become part of my regular rotation of side dishes.

1 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 large), peeled and cut into 3/4 inch chunks
6 slices of bacon, finely chopped
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme

Place potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl with lid and microwave, covered, until tender, 4 to 7 minutes.  (Microwaves vary - it took 9 minutes in mine.)

Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.  Transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate.  Pour off bacon fat, reserving one tablespoon in skillet.

Add potatoes to skillet and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 5 to 7 minutes.  Stir in thyme and bacon.  Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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