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Brunch doesn’t have to be a diet-buster! Sweet potato hash with pancetta, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach is a filling yet nutritious breakfast dish.
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Personally, I think of brunch as a time to indulge. Bring on the pancakes drenched in butter and syrup, the French toast smothered with whipped cream, the buttery and flaky croissants, and the rich, frothy coffee drinks. But not everyone feels the same way. Some even prefer the taste of the healthier dishes to the sweet, unhealthy ones.
That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy healthier dishes. After all, if I didn’t, you wouldn’t see the recipe here! When I received a box of goodies from Cento and saw the sun-dried tomatoes, I knew exactly what I was going to make with them: this sweet potato hash.
Potato hashes are typically side dishes during brunch, but this one can be a main dish all on its own. One portion (about a quarter of this recipe) is quite filling! But you could also serve smaller portions alongside another main dish.
I love how all of the flavors and textures combine in this dish, from the mildly sweet and slightly nutty sweet potatoes, to the intense tang of the sun-dried tomatoes, and the crispy pancetta and the tender spinach.
I recommend cooking the eggs sunny-side up in the recipe below, but really, it’s up to you. You could also poach them, or if you prefer a cooked yolk, fry the eggs instead.
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Brunch doesn't have to be a diet-buster! Sweet potato hash with pancetta, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach is a filling yet nutritious breakfast dish.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 8 oz pancetta diced
- 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 4 oz Cento sun-dried tomatoes drained of oil and roughly chopped
- 2 oz baby spinach
- 4 Eggland's Best eggs
- Salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup basil cut into thin strips
Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the pancetta, and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the sweet potatoes to the pan, tossing to coat with the oil/pancetta fat. Cover the pan and cook for five minutes, stirring once halfway through.
Uncover the pan and cook another ten minutes, stirring often, until the sweet potatoes are just barely fork-tender.
Add the onion, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach to the pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook another 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent and the spinach is wilted. Divide the mixture between four plates, keep warm.
In a small, nonstick skillet, cook the eggs (in batches, if needed) sunny-side up. Place one egg on each plate.
Top each plate with a quarter of the basil leaves, and serve.
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