You say Potato… I say BORING
How boring is the plain old American Spud. Idaho… I’m not sure why you’re so proud of this? If my state’s food was practically taste-less unless doused in butter or deep fried I wouldn’t be cheering myself on quite so much.
Until recently, my strategy for cooking the humble potato was as follows:
- Turn on oven
- Throw potato in oven
- Take potato out an hour later and begrudgingly top it with butter in hopes that it will actually taste like something
- Of course the microwave was always a go-to solution if I was short on time, and feeling even more apathetic towards just how bland my dinner was going to be.
To cure my taste-bud boredom, I first tried switching to sweet potatoes (or yams, if you will), but this only added a small bit of flavor to my potato regiment. Recently, however, I’ve discovered a few tricks and tips to jazz up this humble spud.
I offer you …
Brown Sugar Glazed Sweet Potato Hash.
- To begin, peel 2-3 small sweet potatoes.
- Chop these into small cubes (the smaller the cubes the faster the cook time). This is all about personal preference here.
- Add the sweet potato bits to a bowl with some olive oil, and toss to combine.
- Stir in a large frying pan over med-high heat until slightly crisp on the outside.
- Add in 1/4 cup brown sugar and stir to melt and combine.(for those with a particularly sweet tooth feel free to bump up the level of sugar)
- Add a few dashes of cinnamon for an extra flavor punch then serve.
What can I say… this delicious little recipe tastes less time to cook than a traditional potato, tastes a whole lot better, and incorporates sugar into a dinner food! What more can you ask for? Hope you guys enjoy!