Sausage, Apple & Sweet Potato Hash
A combination of savoury and sweet, Sausage, Apple & Sweet Potato Hash is fresh, flavourful, easy to make, uses up leftover sausage and great for any time of the day!
Hashes are pretty regular fare at our farmhouse for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.
Easy, delicious and filled with veggies, hashes have my name all over them. But the best part of a hash? Hashes are leftover cleanup machines, both for meat and veggies! I really like to “transform” my leftovers into a new dish rather than eat the exact same thing again, and hashes work really well for that. They’re an easy way to transform any meat and roasted veggie into a new and delicious meal.
I’m a big fan… can you tell?
And really, what doesn’t taste better covered in runny egg yolk? Well to be honest… a lot of things. But hashes definitely taste great covered in runny egg yolk!!I love leftovers! My original idea for this blog was to show people how to “transform” leftovers into other meals. I feel like so many people do not know what do with their leftovers and there is so much food waste because of it. Personally, I think leftovers are totally underrated but I got scared about pigeon-holing myself into food genre when there are just so many foods that I like so I didn’t go with that idea. If you like transforming your leftovers, the Save with Jamie cookbook has some really great ideas in that regard.
I had two roommates in University who HATED leftovers and refused to eat them. Like, would throw them out rather than eat them. Whaaaa? I never got it… how can you not like leftovers? Almost everything tastes better the second day (other than Caesar salad, EW). But lasagna, any type of pasta, stew and the like? Always better after a day sitting in its sauce. But I like to think that if my ex-roomies tried my Sausage, Apple & Sweet Potato Hash, they would be changing their tune on leftovers.
Albeit, I am a way better cook now than I was in University. There are actually real food leftovers to make into something else delicious… mini pizzas are not so easy to transform into something different FYI.The key to a good hash is cooking the potatoes separately, this is crucial people. The potatoes will not get crispy and caramelize when cooked with other veggies. And crispy potatoes MAKE a hash. This is applicable to both white and sweet potatoes. So either use a separate pan (preferably cast iron- makes the best crispy potatoes!) or use the same pan which will just take a little longer.
This Sausage, Apple & Sweet Potato Hash is crispy, savoury and sweet and the apples make a great addition for both texture and sweetness. Perfectly spiced with sage and thyme, the flavours are out of this world for such simple and easy dish.
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 tbsp. butter & oil
- ½ tsp. salt & pepper
- 1 Gala apple, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- ¾ cup sliced mushrooms
- 2 cooked Italian sausages, sliced into 1 inch rounds
- ½ tsp. sage
- ¼ tsp. thyme
- 3 or 4 eggs
- chopped fresh parsley (optional)
- Add butter and oil to frying or cast iron pan and preheat to medium-low. Add sweet potatoes, salt and pepper and sauté, turning occasionally until crispy on the exterior and soft in the centre. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add more butter and oil to pan if needed and turn up to medium-high. Add apples, onions, mushrooms, sage, thyme, salt and pepper and sauté until soft and golden.
- Meanwhile poach eggs.
- Add the sausage and warm. Add the potatoes back into the pan and serve with the eggs on top. Garnish with parsley if using.