California Sweetpotato Hash {Greek Style} with Feta and Eggs

California Sweetpotato Hash w/ Eggs & Feta Cheese // The Spicy RDAward Winning California Sweetpotato Hash {Greek Style} with Feta and Eggs

“I received free samples of California sweetpotatoes mentioned in this post.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time.”

Update 12/9/13: I’m thrilled to announce that my California Sweetpotato Hash won the Grand Prize! Big thanks to The Recipe ReDux and The California Sweetpotato Council for sponsoring the contest!!

Question…What is not a yam or a sweet potato, but is naturally sweet, gluten-free, and a nutrition superstar???

A California Sweetpotato!!! 

California Sweetpotatoes // The Spicy RDMom-if you’re reading this {my Mom’s a former English teacher}, it’s not a typo.

There’s a new kid in California and it’s a sweetpotato.

Not a Sweet Potato.

If you’ve never seen a California sweetpotato before, let me tell you a little story about ‘em…

Grown in soft sand year round, and hand sorted during harvest to minimize scarring and scratching, California sweetpotatoes are not only pretty to look at, they are also a good source of fiber {4 grams/serving}, vitamin C, and an excellent source of vitamin A {more than a days worth of your daily requirement}! In addition, 1 medium sweet potato has only 105 calories, plus a little protein in too {2 grams/serving}.

If you’re on the hunt for California Sweetpotatos, they come in multiple shades of orange, white, tan, and even deep red, and you may find them at farmers markets around California.  Three of the most popular varieties can be found at grocery stores nationwide, and include Covington {orange}, O’Henry {tan}, and Diane {red}.

Did you know that yams are imported from the Caribbean, while sweetpotatoes are grown in the US??

OK, so this California sweetpotato story is all well and good, but you’re probably wondering what one tastes like. Right?

Delicious of course!

California Sweetpotato Hash // The Spicy RDOh, and they’re so versatile too…

Roast ‘em w/ a little EVOO or virgin coconut oil plus seasonings to taste…

Mash ‘em w/ butter and cinnamon…

Bake ‘em and top with chili, BBQ chicken, chickpea stew, or Greek Yogurt…

Puree ‘em and throw then in to a smoothie…

Or, do what I did and hash ‘em, Greek style, with feta cheese and eggs.

Oh, my goodness, yum!!!

{Plus, I’m sure you’ll be thanking me later when you do the dishes, because this is a one skillet meal :-)}

California Sweetpotato Hash {Greek Style} with Feta Cheese and Eggs

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium California sweetpotatoes {~ 4 cups shredded}
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups chopped baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon dried Greek seasoning*
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs**
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • Fresh oregano for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare the veggies: Peel the sweet potatoes, then shred them with a food processor, and set aside, then chop the onions by hand or in a food processor, and set aside. Chop the baby spinach, and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium in a 12-inch cast iron, or other, skillet. Add the shredded sweet potatoes and toss to coat in the oil. Cook the sweet potatoes over medium for about 5 minutes, tossing regularly so they don't burn. Add the chopped onion and cook for an additional 4 minutes, then add the chopped spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until wilted.
  3. Stir in the Greek seasoning, sea salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Spread the veggie mixture evenly across the pan, and make 4 holes in the veggies. Next, crack one egg in each hole, and cook for ~ 2 minutes, then place a lid over the pan and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until eggs are cooked to your liking.
  5. Remove skillet from heat, and top with crumbled feta cheese and fresh oregano for garnish before dividing in to 4 servings.

Notes

*You can use a combination of dried mint, dried oregano, and garlic salt in place of the Greek seasoning. **I like my egg yolks a little runny, but because of potential risks from consuming raw eggs, the USDA has issued this warning: "SAFE HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: To prevent illness from bacteria: Keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly."

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California Sweetpotato Hash {Greek Style} w/ Feta Cheese and Eggs // The Spicy RD California Sweetpotato hash 5 If the California Sweetpotato Fairy showed up in your kitchen one day with a free create of California Sweetpotatoes what would you make???

Can’t think of your own recipe to make? Then be sure and check out all the amazing looking California sweetpotato recipes below, courtesy of Recipe ReDux members…

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Comments

  1. I’ve been wondering about yams vs. sweet potatoes for a long time and have read lots of conflicting info. Love the info. Well, and now there is the sweetpotato! :)

    The hash sounds wonderful!

  2. Who says ‘hash’ can’t be beautiful?! Yours sure is! Great, great idea to add to my eggs…I like ‘em runny too. Your mom was an English teacher?! No wonder great writing runs in the family! (:

  3. Oh girl, beautiful.
    You put so much time and effort on your posts and it shows. Happy weekend!

  4. EA – this looks phenomenal! Can’t wait to try this. Perfect for weekend brunch.

  5. Oh my goodness, I bet this tastes as good as it looks… Look at that colour! When I think about my weekend breakfasts, they are normally filling and indulgent; what a bonus to eat something as beautiful and nutritious as this! Great job! X

  6. OMGoodness what’s not to love about this dish. Local ingredients with a Balkan twist and versatile eggs. Don’t you love that eggs take on so many different ingredients and flavors. We can dress them up or keep them simple. :) I hope you had a great time in DC EA.

  7. These kinds of meals are right up my alley. I love sweet potatoes and eggs, together. Recently I posted a stuffed potato with eggs and spinach, and would have liked to try it with a sweet potato. Thanks for this great recipe! Oh, and feta too, my favorite (I’ve been eating it on salads at work lately, love love love it.)

  8. I LOOOOOOVE sweet potatoes (or, er, sweetpotatoes!). This would make a fabulous weekend breakfast!

  9. Oh heavens, this hash looks SO good and I love all the health benefits of the sweetpotato! YUM!

  10. This looks so delicious! And I love that it’s a one skillet dish, too. I can see myself making this for a hearty breakfast or a fast-and-healthy dinner :)

  11. This looks amazing! Love the flavor combos- and gorgeous photos EA!

  12. beautiful! i’m so glad you won!

  13. Yum, this looks great! Congrats on winning the grand prize!

  14. Hi EA – congrats on winning! Somehow I missed seeing this on the ReDux, but it looks delicious and perfect for a veggie dinner. I also love anything that can be made in only one pan. Pinned it!

  15. Don’t know how I missed this when you first posted. This looks amazing! Congrats and cannot wait to try the recipe.

  16. Just got home and saw the good news!
    Congratulations, I love the idea of a Greek hash. I will have to make this when I am on my own. I seem to be the only who loves hash.

  17. Congratulations! You deserve it. You put a lot of effort into the recipe and post and it clearly shows.

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