Paleo Sweet Potato Hash with Sunny Side Up Egg Mariel Lewis August 31, 2012 American, Breakfast, Dairy Free, For the Fit, Gluten Free, Low Sugar, Nut Free, On a Budget, Paleo, Poultry, Quick and Easy, Soy Free, Vegetarian 26 Comments This Paleo Sweet Potato Hash with Sunny Side Up Egg recipe I’m sharing with you today took me literally 6-7 minutes to make, and it was delicious! How was I able to cook this so fast? Because I had ingredients (shredded sweet potatoes) ready for use! If you were to peek in my refrigerator, you would find a bunch of cooked proteins and foods. I do this so that my family has plenty of choices to select from when it’s time for our next meal. What I do is I designate a “cooking day” once a week. Here, I’ll cook our favorite foods in bulk and put them in Ziploc bags; I’ll then either freeze them or refrigerate them, depending on how much I make. See, this is smart because when the time comes to eat or when we find ourselves feeling a bit hungry, we just quickly grab something that calls our attention from the fridge. We’ll heat the food up and boom, problem solved. It literally takes us 2 minutes to have our foods ready to eat. It’s easy, fast, efficient and convenient. It also prevents us from eating the wrong stuff, like opening a bag of chips or taking a trip to the nearest food joint and eating who-knows-what. It’s a wonderful thing. If you don’t do this yet, you should try it! You will prevent the dreadful everyday question of “what am I going to cook for dinner tonight?” You will also avoid incomplete meals and drastically cut down on fast foods that do your body no good. Even though having all these meals prepared in our refrigerator is a wonderful thing, sometimes I find myself craving something that just happens not to be in those Ziploc bags. So, what to do in times like these? It’s sort of a dilemma. I want something tasty that isn’t yet available to me, but I don’t want to spend all that time in the kitchen cooking that food. There is one key secret to solve this problem, and it’s not rocket science. You know how I recommend having that one “cooking day” a week? Well, add some “ingredient preparation” time to it. All you need to do is wash, cut, or shred some of your favorite ingredients, that way you have them ready and good to go whenever you make a recipe. It’s THAT simple. And believe me, it will save you lots of time when you cook! For example: when you buy vegetables, just cut or shred them and place them in a Ziploc bag in your fridge…just be sure to use them in one week’s time, so they don’t spoil. I try to do this with most of the ingredients I buy. I like having all my stuff prepped and ready to use. Don’t you love kitchen tricks? What are some of yours? Please share some of your secrets with us; we’d love to hear what you do! Get the full recipe here! 26 Responses Kelli September 1, 2012 Seriously, this is my new favorite breakfast! So. Good. Mariel Lewis November 2, 2013 Yay! Carrie September 1, 2012 Lovely breakfast! I adore both sweet potatoes and sunny side up eggs, so this is right up my alley. Yum! Mariel Lewis November 2, 2013 Perfect! 😉 Alicia Perello September 10, 2012 I used fresh onion and garlic to make my version and it turned out fabulously! Thank you for the suggestion, this is definitely one of my new favorite breakfast dishes Mariel Lewis October 3, 2012 Great Alicia! Thanks for the comment and thanks for trying one of my Paleo dishes!! Hope you try another recipe soon Jennapia September 11, 2012 Yumm! Love this! So good! Kel September 16, 2012 This was my breakfast today with a duck egg and I also added half and avocado to the party! SO freaking good! Thanks for sharing! Mariel Lewis October 3, 2012 Sounds delicious! I’ve never ever tried a duck egg…is it good?! marla October 25, 2012 Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post Lauren November 28, 2012 I love that you power cook once a week. I like to do it that way as well. However, I store food in mason jars to eliminate any possibility of plastic leeching into the food and a whole lot less cost and waste! You can get jars for 20 cents at Goodwill. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Hitting the grocery store tomorrow. I’ll definitely be shredding some sweet potatoes! Mariel Lewis November 28, 2012 Hi Lauren That’s a great idea! Kim December 21, 2012 Thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve been meaning to make it for a while so I finally made it for my mom’s birthday. We both loved it! We’ll definitely be having it again Mariel Lewis December 26, 2012 Thanks for your comment Kim! Tell your mom happy b-day for me ;). Glad to hear you liked the recipe. Erin January 1, 2013 You are a hero in my house. I’m a health nut/picky eater so naturally it’s really hard for me to find things that I like and I LOVE this hash recipe. I literally eat it twice a day sometimes. Thanks so much, looking forward to trying more of your recipes. Mariel Lewis January 2, 2013 Hi Erin! You are so sweet, thanks for such a nice comment! I appreciate your words :). I will do my best to have great-tasting recipes to share with you guys! Wendy January 4, 2013 Hi again Would you consider sharing more on your pre-prep of foods. We are a busy household of 6 (4kids, 2oldies) and I would benefit by less time in the kitchen getting used to the Paleo way. Thanks! Much appreciated. Mariel Lewis January 6, 2013 Hi Wendy! Yes, I’ll do that! I’m starting a very strict 3-month trainer (diet and training) tomorrow, so I will be doing lots of prepping and bulk cooking for it…I’ll share my journey with you guys! Thanks for your suggestion 😉 Robyn January 9, 2013 I tried this recipe today, but I didn’t have any eggs left, so I just made the sweet potato hash and then topped it with chopped avo and tomato and had it for lunch instead of breakfast…!! Sooooooo yummy and easy to make! Mariel Lewis November 2, 2013 Yum, sounds super good! MaryAnn January 26, 2013 I made this recipe this morning and it was so delicious. I am a bodybuilder who recently went Paleo so eating starches is important for my training. Love all your recipes! I am going to make the nutless muffins this afternoon. Thanks so much for the recipe! Mariel Lewis January 26, 2013 Hi MaryAnn! Thanks for your comment. Glad to hear you like this recipe! Have fun baking those muffins. Ginger April 3, 2013 Hello, looking to try this recipe. Do you peel the sweet potato before shredding? Mariel Lewis April 3, 2013 Hi! Yes, I did. Karin February 19, 2014 I’d love to cut some prep time and wondered if it would work to freeze the shredded sweet potato. Have you tried that? Do the potatoes keep their shape and texture? TIA! Mariel Lewis February 23, 2014 I have never tried freezing shredded sweet potato before, so I would not be able to share the experience. If you try it, I’d love to know how it worked out for you!