Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon

🥔🍣 Whip up this quick and tasty Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon! Crispy sweet potatoes, zesty lime yogurt, and savory smoked salmon make this dish a winner for any meal. Perfect for brunch or a light dinner!
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Hey there, fellow food enthusiasts! Today, I’m bringing you a recipe that’s a real game-changer for any meal of the day—Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon! 🍠🍣 This dish is not only super easy to make, but it’s also packed with flavors that’ll make your taste buds dance. Whether you’re looking for a fancy brunch idea or a quick dinner fix, this recipe has got you covered. So, let’s dive in and get cooking!

Also try my Avocado Hummus on Sweet Potato Toast recipe.

What you’ll need to make Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon

Serves: 2

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, grated coarsely
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • sea salt & black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3.5 oz. (100g) Greek yogurt
  • 1⁄2 lime, zest & juice
  • 4.2 oz. (120g) smoked salmon

Let’s talk about the stars of this dish! First up, we have the humble sweet potato. 🥔 Not only is it packed with vitamins and fiber, but it also crisps up beautifully in the skillet, giving our hash that perfect golden-brown crunch. Next, we’ve got the smoked salmon. 🍣 This luxurious ingredient adds a rich, savory flavor that pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the potato. To bind it all together, we use an egg and a bit of cornstarch, ensuring our hash holds up nicely while cooking. And don’t forget the Greek yogurt mixed with lime zest and juice—this zesty, creamy topping adds a refreshing tang that elevates the whole dish. A sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper ties everything together, making this a dish you’ll want to make again and again!

Also try my Sweet Potato Breakfast Toasts recipes.

What you’ll need to do

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 15 min

Let’s whip up this delightful Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon. It’s quick, easy, and totally delicious. Let’s get started!

  1. Mix it Up: Grab a bowl and toss in your grated sweet potato. Crack in the egg, add the cornstarch, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix it all up until everything is well combined.
  2. Sizzle Time: Heat up your skillet with some olive oil over medium-high heat. Using a tablespoon, drop portions of the sweet potato mix into the skillet. Press them down a bit and let them sizzle for about 3 minutes on each side, or until they’re golden brown and crispy.
  3. Zesty Yogurt: While your hash is cooking, mix the Greek yogurt with lime zest and juice. Add a little salt and pepper for extra flavor.
  4. Serve it Up: Plate your crispy sweet potato hash, dollop with the lime yogurt, and top with that luscious smoked salmon.
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Dig in and enjoy this scrumptious dish! Perfect for a fancy brunch or a quick dinner. Happy cooking!

Also try my Sweet Potato Pancake recipe next.

Some possible substitution and improvisation ideas for the recipe

Here are some fun substitutions and improvisations you can try for the Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon:

Sweet Potato Substitutes:

  • Swap out sweet potatoes for regular potatoes or even try using grated carrots or butternut squash for a different flavor profile.

Smoked Salmon Alternatives:

  • Not a fan of smoked salmon? No worries! You can use cooked bacon, ham, or even a poached egg for a delicious twist. For a vegetarian option, try adding sautéed mushrooms or avocado slices.

Egg-Free Option:

  • If you’re looking to make this recipe egg-free, use a flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water) as a binder instead of a regular egg.

Different Greens:

  • Add some greens like spinach or kale to the hash mixture for an extra nutritional boost. Just sauté them briefly before mixing with the sweet potatoes.

Yogurt Variations:

  • Greek yogurt is amazing, but you can also use sour cream or a dairy-free yogurt alternative if you’re avoiding dairy. Adding some fresh herbs like dill or chives to the yogurt mixture can give it an extra pop of flavor.

Spice it Up:

  • Add a bit of spice with some crushed red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce in the hash mixture. You can also experiment with different seasonings like garlic powder, paprika, or cumin.

Crispy Texture:

  • For an extra crispy texture, you can add a handful of panko breadcrumbs to the sweet potato mixture before frying.

These substitutions and improvisations allow you to tailor the dish to your tastes and dietary preferences, making it a versatile recipe that everyone can enjoy!

Some useful tips for the recipe

Here are some useful tips to help you nail the Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon:

Grate the Sweet Potatoes Just Right:

  • Use the coarse side of a box grater to grate the sweet potatoes. This size helps them cook evenly and get that perfect crispy texture.

Squeeze Out Excess Moisture:

  • After grating the sweet potatoes, place them in a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out any excess moisture. This helps them crisp up better when cooking.

Even Portions:

  • When portioning the sweet potato mixture into the skillet, use a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop to ensure even sizes. This ensures they cook uniformly.

Preheat the Skillet:

  • Make sure your skillet is properly preheated with the olive oil before adding the sweet potato mixture. This helps to achieve a golden-brown crust.

Don’t Overcrowd the Skillet:

  • Cook the hash in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the skillet. Overcrowding can cause the sweet potato hash to steam rather than crisp up.

Keep an Eye on the Heat:

  • If the skillet gets too hot, the hash can burn before it cooks through. Adjust the heat as needed to maintain a steady medium-high temperature.

Make-Ahead Tips:

  • You can prepare the sweet potato mixture and the lime yogurt ahead of time. Store them separately in the fridge, then cook the hash fresh when you’re ready to eat.

Serve Immediately:

  • For the best texture and flavor, serve the sweet potato hash immediately after cooking while it’s still hot and crispy.

Customize Your Yogurt Sauce:

  • Feel free to experiment with the yogurt sauce by adding ingredients like minced garlic, fresh herbs, or a drizzle of honey for a different flavor profile.

Garnish for Extra Flavor:

  • Garnish your dish with some fresh dill, chopped green onions, or a sprinkle of capers to enhance the flavors and add a touch of color.

These tips should help you create a delicious and perfectly cooked Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon every time!

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Some serving suggestions

Here are some great serving suggestions to make your Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon even more enjoyable:

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With a Fresh Salad:

  • Serve the hash alongside a simple mixed greens salad with a light vinaigrette. The freshness of the salad complements the rich flavors of the hash and salmon.

On a Bed of Greens:

  • For a healthier twist, serve the sweet potato hash on a bed of baby spinach or arugula. The warmth from the hash will slightly wilt the greens, making them tender and delicious.

With Poached Eggs:

  • Top your hash with perfectly poached eggs. The runny yolk adds a luxurious, creamy element that pairs beautifully with the crispy hash and smoked salmon.

With Avocado:

  • Serve slices of ripe avocado on the side or on top of the hash. The creamy texture of the avocado balances the crispiness of the hash and the smokiness of the salmon.

With Toast or Bread:

  • Accompany the dish with some crusty bread or toast to soak up any extra yogurt sauce and to add a satisfying crunch.

With a Citrus Side:

  • Serve with a side of citrus fruit, such as orange or grapefruit segments. The bright, zesty flavors of the fruit complement the lime yogurt and add a refreshing contrast.

With Pickled Veggies:

  • Add a side of pickled vegetables, like pickled red onions or cucumbers, for an extra tangy and crunchy element.

With Fresh Herbs:

  • Garnish the dish with fresh herbs like dill, parsley, or chives for added flavor and a pop of color.

As Part of a Brunch Spread:

  • Include the sweet potato hash as part of a larger brunch spread with other favorites like fruit salad, muffins, and fresh juice or mimosas.

With Roasted Tomatoes:

  • Serve with roasted cherry tomatoes for a burst of sweetness and a touch of acidity that pairs well with the savory hash and salmon.

These serving suggestions will help you create a well-rounded and visually appealing meal that highlights the deliciousness of your Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon!

Try this Sweet Potato and Zucchini Hash with Fried Eggs recipe.

Some storage suggestions

Here are some storage suggestions to help you keep your Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon fresh and delicious:

Refrigeration:

  • Store any leftover sweet potato hash and smoked salmon separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to 3 days.

Reheating the Hash:

  • To reheat the sweet potato hash, place it in a preheated skillet over medium heat. This will help it regain its crispiness. You can also reheat it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes.

Reheating the Salmon:

  • For the smoked salmon, it’s best to enjoy it cold. If you prefer it warm, heat it gently in the skillet or oven to avoid drying it out. A quick 1-2 minutes in a hot skillet should do the trick.

Freezing the Hash:

  • You can freeze the cooked sweet potato hash for up to 1 month. Place the hash patties on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. To reheat, bake them in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 15-20 minutes or until heated through and crispy.

Freezing the Salmon:

  • While smoked salmon can be frozen, its texture may change slightly. If you choose to freeze it, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe bag. It will keep for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using.

Storing the Yogurt Sauce:

  • The lime yogurt sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Give it a good stir before using it again.

Meal Prep Tips:

  • If you’re meal prepping, prepare the sweet potato mixture and shape the patties ahead of time. Store them uncooked in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Cook them fresh when you’re ready to eat.

Separate Components:

  • For the best results, store each component (hash, salmon, and yogurt sauce) separately. This helps maintain their individual textures and flavors.

These storage tips will help you enjoy your Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon even after the initial meal, ensuring that the flavors and textures remain as delightful as possible.

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And there you have it, folks! A delicious and hearty Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon that’s ready in no time. 😋 I hope you enjoyed making (and eating) this as much as I did. It’s a perfect blend of crispy, creamy, and savory goodness that’s sure to impress. Don’t forget to share your creations with me—I’d love to see your takes on this dish. Happy cooking, and see you next time for more tasty adventures in the kitchen!

Glycemic index: 65(moderate) Glycemic load: 19(moderate)

Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon

🥔🔥 Looking for a delicious and easy recipe? Try my Sweet Potato Hash with Smoked Salmon! With crispy hash, tangy lime yogurt, and rich smoked salmon, it’s a flavor explosion that’s ready in just 25 minutes.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 2 Estimated Cost: 8 Calories: 351

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Step 1:

    Place the grated potato into a bowl and add the egg and cornstarch. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix until well combined.

  2. Step 2:

    Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Portion the sweet potato mixture into the skillet with a tablespoon. Press down and sauté for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.

  3. Step 3:

    Mix the Greek yogurt with the lime zest and juice and season with a little more salt and pepper.

  4. Step 4:

    Serve the sweet potato hash topped with the lime yogurt and smoked salmon.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 350kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 18g36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes?

Absolutely! Regular potatoes work great in this recipe. Just keep in mind that they might not be as sweet as sweet potatoes, so you might want to adjust the seasoning to your taste.

What can I use instead of smoked salmon?

If you’re not a fan of smoked salmon or want a change, you can use cooked bacon, ham, or even a poached egg. For a vegetarian option, try sautéed mushrooms or avocado slices.

How do I keep the sweet potato hash cruispy?

To keep the hash crispy, make sure to squeeze out excess moisture from the grated sweet potatoes before cooking. Also, avoid overcrowding the skillet, and cook the hash in batches if necessary.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the sweet potato mixture and the lime yogurt sauce ahead of time. Store them separately in the fridge. Cook the hash fresh when you’re ready to eat for the best texture.

How should I store leftovers?

Store leftover sweet potato hash and smoked salmon separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the hash in a skillet or oven to keep it crispy. The yogurt sauce can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze the sweet potato hash?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked sweet potato hash for up to 1 month. Place the hash patties on a baking sheet and freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag. Reheat in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 15-20 minutes.

What should I do if my hash is too wet?

If your sweet potato mixture is too wet, try adding a bit more cornstarch or squeezing out more moisture from the grated sweet potatoes. This will help the hash hold together better and crisp up nicely.

Can I use a different type of yogurt for the sauce?

Yes, you can use regular yogurt, sour cream, or a dairy-free yogurt alternative. Just make sure to adjust the seasoning and lime juice to your taste.

What should I serve with this dish?

This dish pairs well with a fresh salad, poached eggs, avocado slices, or roasted tomatoes. You can also serve it with crusty bread or toast to soak up any extra yogurt sauce.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten-free as long as all the ingredients you use are certified gluten-free. Always check labels, especially for the cornstarch and any other packaged ingredients.

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