So I recently pulled a big time goof. We were on our way to the mall over the weekend to buy Lilly her first real pair of sneakers. Since the little miss is now fully walking (apparently now I have a toddler and not a baby) she needs real shoes for our out of the house adventures. We’re all seat-belted into the car but when I press the ‘Push to Start’ that whole thing where the car is supposed to start doesn’t happen. “Odd,” I think to myself and decide to give it another go maybe it was some kind of fluke.
We realize the battery is dead. As I turn to look to the back seat I see… ‘it’. By “it” I mean the overhead light still producing light from when I turned it on the night before in the parking garage. Gah! I never turn that light on. Never! So of course the one time I use it I forget I even turned it on and the car battery used every last ounce of power to keep that sucker beaming all damn night. After our emergency car starter couldn’t get it going we skipped the mall trip and worry about it the next day. My little brother was able to come over in the morning and give us the jump we needed to get the power flowing again!
Now here we go to the recipe. In return for his car jump starting services I whipped up a hearty brunch with Sweet Potato Home Fries taking center stage. I’ve made regular home fries before but something about this cool Fall air had me wanting to make a sweet potato version. I love that these crisp up in the oven and not heavily pan fried like some other version. The peppers and onions give this an extra kick of flavor so this isn’t heavy and you don’t feel all carbed up on potato.
So why are sweet potato home fries better than traditional home fries?
Sweet potatoes have an extra depth of warm flavor that you just don’t get in baking potatoes. Sweet potato home fries have an extra little bit of savory, a little more dense texture and that little hint of sweetness.
Sweet potato home fries are one of my favorite breakfast recipes to make. Sure, there’s some slicing and dicing involved with the sweet potatoes, red peppers and onions, but it’s so worth it to have this gorgeously colorful and savory breakfast side.Print
Sweet Potato Home Fries
Sweet Potato Home Fries is a welcomed twist on traditional home fries. The roasted Sweet potatoes have a warm and sweet flavor and the sauteed peppers and onions add a robust taste to the finished recipe. An easy breakfast side dish the whole family will love!
-4 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (try not to go too small or they will burn)
-2 tablespoons of olive oil
-1 teaspoon paprika
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup diced white onion
-1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1.Heat your oven to 450 degrees. In a bowl combine the diced sweet potatoes, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder and salt. Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet and bake for 28-30 minutes. About half way through baking, using a large spoon or spatula give them a stir so they don’t burn on one side.
2. While the potatoes are baking, heat the other 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a saute pan and add the onions and peppers. Saute on medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes until they softened and get slightly browned. Don’t over stir, you want them to get nice and browned on all sides so let them sit for a bit each time before stirring again.
3. When the potatoes are done, add them into the peppers & onions pan and stir combine everything together. Serve with eggs.