Sweet Potato Hash with Scallions and Pecans

by Chef

Serves: 6


  • 3 Sweet potatoes, medium size
  • 10 slices Bacon, small diced, rendered
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • ½ cup Red Onion, diced small
  • 3 tablespoons Light brown sugar
  • ½ cup Pecan halves
  • ¼ cup Scallions, chopped

Pinch Kosher salt
To taste Cracked black pepper


Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and then blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes, until just tender. Preheat skillet or griddle to medium-high. Dice the bacon and render in the skillet until almost crisp, then pour off excess bacon fat. Add butter to the skillet. In a small mixing bowl, combine diced sweet potatoes, onion, rendered bacon, sugar, pecans, and scallions. Add sweet potato mixture to hot skillet and cook over medium-high heat. Toss or turn with a spatula frequently. To caramelize, let sit 2-3 minutes, without turning, just before serving. Season with kosher salt and fresh-cracked black pepper.