The Easiest Way to Make Sweet Potato Hash Browns

The Easiest Way to Make Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

Let me just start by saying that I have always been terrible at making hash browns! They always came out soggy. So I just admitted defeat and decided to stop trying. Once we started eating Paleo I wanted desperately to make sweet potato hash browns. While we avoid eating white potatoes, we definitely include sweet potatoes into our regular rotation. What is true is that potatoes contain anti-nutrients like saponins that can be harmful, while sweet potatoes don’t contain those substances. I tried every method out there and failed most of the time, but then I had an idea: first fry, then broil. It worked! Plus, it’s super easy!!! Let me just say YOU’RE WELCOME because these are soooo good! Prep time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 medium organic sweet potatoes
  • 4 Tbsp bacon fat (or you can use lard)
  • pinch sea salt

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to Broil
  • Wash and grate your sweet potato

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  • In a skillet, melt the bacon fat
  • Once the fat is hot, add the sweet potatoes and cook until they are starting to brown

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  • Next, place the skillet under the broiler and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes
  • Serve with salt to taste
  • Makes about 2-3 servings

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Comments

  1. sheila gorlitz says

    will have to try this! my family loves hash browns, but i was afraid of them not turning out… thanks for the recipe… and we love bacon!

  2. says

    Is this bacon fat that was left over from previously cooked bacon? If so how long will that stay good if kept in a container? Does it need to be refrigerated?

  3. says

    hi there, i just made this with your banana fritatta (which was AWESOME by the way….i cant believe i found a way to eat eggs!!) but these turned out soaking wet for me :( Can you give me any pointers why this would happen?

  4. says

    My hash browns always came out super wet and soggy and this method is the only way that really worked for me. Maybe you need to broil them a bit longer.

  5. Lisa says

    Do you think grass fed butter would work in place of the bacon fat? These sound great, just don’t have any bacon fat on hand. Thanks!

  6. Bryce says

    The best way to ensure crispy and not soggy hash browns is to ring as much water out of the grated potato as possible. I usually grate my potato and then put the grated potato into a cheese cloth and squeeze all the moisture out that I can.

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