Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Looking for something new to make for breakfast or brunch? Or maybe you’re looking for some interesting sweet potato recipes. Either way, you’ll want to try these sweet potato hash browns!

Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! #sweetpotatohashbrowns #shreddedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Sweet Potato Hash Browns require only 3 ingredients to prepare! You’ll never want to make brunch without them again.

Though I don’t get to do it frequently due to busy mornings, I love making a big breakfast or brunch. Weekend brunch is one of my favorite ways to indulge and relax, especially when accompanied by a delicious mimosa.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! #sweetpotatohashbrowns #shreddedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

While I love all of the traditional brunch foods – pancakes, eggs, bacon, etc – sometimes I want to get a bit creative and try something new. These Sweet Potato Hash Browns are my latest “something new”.

Traditional hash browns are great, if not a little boring, but these sweet potato hash browns, made with shredded sweet potatoes, takes it all to a new level.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! #sweetpotatohashbrowns #shreddedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

They’re sweet, soft on the inside but crunchy on the outside and as far from packaged hash brown patties as you can get. I love serving these with some eggs and bacon (and mimosa) for a delicious brunch.

And, since sweet potatoes are better for you than regular potatoes, you can feel good about indulging!

Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! #sweetpotatohashbrowns #shreddedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

Sweet Potato Hash Browns are super easy to make. All you need is shredded sweet potatoes, salt, butter and some garnish. However, though the cook time is only a few minutes, the shredded sweet potatoes need to chill for at least one hour prior to cooking to release all of the water.

Otherwise, you’ll end up with soggy, not-so-pretty or yummy hash browns.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! #sweetpotatohashbrowns #shreddedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

I recommended shredding the sweet potatoes at the beginning of breakfast or brunch prep, moving on to your next dishes, and then finishing up with the sweet potato hash browns. In my opinion, these are best served warm and fresh so this works out well any way.

And, don’t feel limited to only making sweet potato hash browns for breakfast or brunch – you can definitely get creative and serve these as a side dish for lunch or dinner too!

Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! #sweetpotatohashbrowns #shreddedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

Tips for making sweet potato hash browns:

  • You don’t need a lot of potatoes. One is plenty to feed four people.
  • Use a box grater or food processor to get nice, even shreds.
  • Salt your potatoes well and allow to sit in the fridge from an hour to release water.
  • Wring potato shreds in a tea towel to further release excess water.
  • Use butter when frying. It adds flavor instead of just ending up greasy.
  • For pretty little potato stacks, mix with one well beaten egg to hold them together.
  • Hash browns work best in cast iron or another heavy bottom pan.

Did You Know SweetPotato is One Word?

Did you know that sweetpotato is actually one word? Most people still use two, so we do as well, but in 1989 this nun (not an adjective) was officially changed to one word to help standout against it’s very commonly confused cousin the yam.

And as we know, sweet potatoes are not yams! You’ve likely never even had a yam in your lifetime because they aren’t grown in the US. So bring up this little bit of trivia at your table tonight.

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Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! #sweetpotatohashbrowns #shreddedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com
Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! #sweetpotatohashbrowns #shreddedsweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

5 from 7 votes
Sweet Potato Hash Browns are a simple breakfast recipe made with shredded sweet potatoes. Only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook! 
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Using a box grater or food processor, grate sweet potato.
  • Toss with Kosher salt and chill, uncovered for 1 hour.
  • Remove and working in batches, place sweet potato shreds in a tea towel and wring well, getting out as much liquid as possible.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a cast iron skillet or other heavy bottom pan.
  • Add half of your sweet potato shreds allowing them to brown before flipping and repeating on the other side, about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove and repeat process with a new 2 tablespoons of butter and the remaining sweet potato shreds.
  • Garnish with Maldon sea salt, ground pepper and chives. Taste before adding more salt, potatoes will still have salt from Kosher salt on them.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, please come back and let us know how it was!

Nutrition

Calories: 128 kcal, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 699 mg, Potassium: 109 mg, Sugar: 1 g, Vitamin A: 4960 IU, Vitamin C: 0.7 mg, Calcium: 13 mg, Iron: 0.2 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 128
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato hash browns
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    These were SO good! This was my first time making hash browns, I usually get them frozen, and they worked so well. Delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this sweet potato hash this morning. It’s so simple and delicious. It was the perfect complement to my eggs

  3. 5 stars
    The sweetness of the potatoes paired perfectly with the savory flavors. Plus, they were so easy to make and a delicious way to switch up breakfast!

  4. 5 stars
    I’m all about those crispy bits of hash browns and these sweet potato hash brown patties have it in spades!