Fried Eggs & Sweet Potato Bacon Hash

Fried Eggs and Sweet Potato Bacon Hash My husband and I are a pretty well matched couple. There are very few things that my husband and I disagree on. And you lucky people get to read all about our trivial arguments and choose whether or not I’m right! {Answer: I’m always right.}

1. Watching scary/sad/thought provoking/war movies. I don’t want to hear how “it’s not that bloody” and how “so-and-so will become triumphant in the end and overcome the odds”. Just pop in the romantic comedy and get me some popcorn.

2. My hair. I wear it long and rather enjoy it long. You, my dear, sweet, bald husband want me to chop it off and have it short. YEAH. Not gonna happen honey….unless…..

3. You grow your hair and style it the way I like………

Just as I suspected. Not gonna happen.

4. You like fry sauce. I detest fry sauce. How is it a good idea to dip your deep fried potatoes into a mayonnaise-based sauce? I don’t understand. Ketchup ALLTHEWAY.

5. You cut a grapefruit like a boy. I cut mine like a girl and segment it out so it’s easier to eat. Do you recall that we don’t own special grapefruit spoons?

6. You like fried eggs brown and crispy with the yolks completely cooked through. I think you are crazy. Also, cooking eggs like this should be illegal. How can anyone resist a runny yolk? I mean….HELLO:

Fried Eggs and Sweet Potato Bacon Hash 1 Runny yolk sunny side up egg over top sweet potato bacon hash with buttered toast on the side?

I rest my case.

Moral of the story: I am right. And I am right.

Also, everyone and their mother should make this pronto. SO so good, guys!! And pretty simple too :) Sorry no step by steps today…my sister was visiting me this last week and I’ve been galavanting with her.

Happy Monday!

Fried Eggs & Sweet Potato Bacon Hash

Yield: 2 servings


2 slices hickory smoked bacon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1 small jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced small
salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 tablespoon butter
2 large eggs


In a cast iron skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Transfer to paper towel lined plate and pour off the excess bacon grease out of the pan. Pour in olive oil and saute onions, sweet potato, jalapeno, salt and pepper until sweet potatoes are soft and everything has browned nicely, about 8-10 minutes. Chop bacon into smaller pieces and stir into hash. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a small nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium low heat. Crack two eggs into the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook slowly until whites are cooked completely but yolks are still runny. {Feel free to flip the eggs to cook faster.}

Divide hash between two plates and top with one fried egg each. Serve immediately.

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29 Responses to “Fried Eggs & Sweet Potato Bacon Hash”

  1. #
    Erin — August 27, 2012 at 3:20 am

    You’re 100% right on the runny yoke thing, why would anyone cook their yokes?! That looks absolutely amazing, and just like something my fiance would LOVE for brunch on the weekend!


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    Laura — August 27, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Ha! My husband won’t even eat an egg unless it’s scrambled. And I love, love, love runny yolks over hash. This looks so good I want to lick the screen.


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    Rachel Cooks — August 27, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Looks wonderful! I can’t wait until I am done being pregnant and can have a runny yolk again!!!


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    Cookbook Queen — August 27, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I’d LOVE to have this for breakfast this morning!!

    And your husband is crazy. Except for the fry sauce part, which is awesome. (sorry)


  5. #
    Tracey — August 27, 2012 at 5:59 am

    This looks SO amazing!! I’m all about the runny yolk too :)


  6. #
    carrian — August 27, 2012 at 6:17 am

    This looks fantastic. I can’t wait to make it for the hubby! And again, uh, sorry about the awkward tweet. *blush*


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    Tina {My Life as a Mrs} — August 27, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I love me a good Hash! Bacon & Sweet Potatoes? Yes. Please. PS #1 & 6 are totally 2 of our debate subjects… plus whether the toothpaste should be squeezed in the middle or rolled down from the end (you can guess where I stand on this topic… OCD much?! haha)


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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — August 27, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I love runny eggs! I remember the first time my mom made me one and it was like heaven in my mouth. And this hash looks rockin’, girl! Love me some sweet potaters and bacon makes everything better–I’m definitely right on that one.


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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 27, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Love the bright color and how you spiced it up.


  10. #
    Stephanie — August 27, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Ooh, haven’t had sweet potato hash before. Might be better than regular hash!

    Also, runny yolks all the way!!!


  11. #
    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — August 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I chopped off all my hair right before I met my boyfriend and now he wants to see it grown back out. Um, do you know how long it takes to grow hair??? No thank you!

    Runny yolks, though — we can totally agree on 😀


  12. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — August 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    this is our go to meal whenever i don’t feel like cooking! we usually add kale or spinach too but this is total comfort food for me!! (and yes, runny yolks all the way!)


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    Mold Inspections Chicago — August 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Why have I never thought to use sweet potatoes?!?!?


  14. #
    Jess — August 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Lauren – you are so right about all of the above, but definitely about the runny yolks. Runny yolks are something that my husband and I do agree on. 😉


  15. #
    Kelster — August 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like runny yolks? I guess so.


  16. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 27, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    This is just what I need for breakfast before work!


  17. #
    Anna @ hiddenponies — August 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve never heard of a guy who didn’t love long hair, that one surprised me! He’s just jealous :) I’m a recent convert to runny yokes…soooo good.


  18. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I agree with you on the runny yokes but I am with him on the mayo-based sauces for french fries…I’m totally not a ketchup person!


  19. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 28, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Pinned, love this. I wasn’t always a fan of runny yolks but now I won’t have it any other way!


  20. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I am not a huge fan of eggs, but my hubby absolutely loves them! That runny yoke is his favorite!


  21. #
    Carla @ Carla's Confections — August 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I completely agree that the yolk should be slightly runny, if not completely :) this is a fun recipe!!


  22. #
    Jolene ( — August 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Mmmmm, runny egg! Just the way I like it.


  23. #
    Karyn — September 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I found this recipe via Tastespotting and can’t wait to try it! We harvested our first-ever sweet potatoes today, and my husband thought they’d make a good home-fry-type dish. I can’t wait to try your hash!


  24. #
    littlesundog — October 28, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I harvested a huge amount of sweet taters this year and wondered about hashbrowns… so I found your recipe and WOW were they great! We usually just do sweet potato pancakes and roasted sweet potato fries, but I can see hashbrowns in our plans from now on! Excellent recipe and thanks for sharing!


  25. #
    Christina W. — February 15, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I do sweet potato hash browns/ country potatoes a lot lately. i make mine with garlic and onion and use chili powder and salt. Also I would add you could just use some of the bacon grease to cook the potatoes in, i mean why let all that good flavor go to waste?


  26. #
    Connie — August 4, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Oh, husbands just don’t get it! I won’t even get started on the citrus cutting actions. He went to bartending school and mixes drinks for fun on the weekends–he has his way of cutting the citrus for garnishing, and feels my methods of cutting them for eating is wacky. I am the same way with the movies. I don’t really care for “scary/sad/thought provoking/war movies” unless they include my favorite “actors with accents,” then…MAYBE. Yeah, he makes fun of my man crushes, he says I have a thing for men with accents. (So maybe I do…c’mon…Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman…Chris Hemsworth…)

    On another note, I LOVE runny yolks for breakfast, and luckily the husband agrees <3 This hash looks amazing, I must make it soon!



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