Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Egg

Diced sweet potatoes are cooked with roasted poblanos, red onion, garlic and rosemary, then topped with a fried egg. These Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Egg are well-loved and perfect for any athlete (or non-athlete!) in your life!

Potato hash and fried egg on white plate

This past Sunday, I voluntarily ran 14.33 miles. It was the longest distance run of my life… and it surprisingly felt pretty good considering I was running 14.33 miles AND the temperature was dropping. In fact, a mini ice storm was rolling in as I was chugging along. (You can see an image of the crazy mist rolling off the lake on my Instagram feed. We’re friends, right?)

Marathon training is slowly taking over my life, and I can hardly believe that in less than two months, I’ll be lining up to start my 26.2 mile journey. It’s still terrifying, but it’s becoming a lot more real as the date draws nearer.

And the farther I get into my marathon training, the more I realize the food I fuel myself with is crazy important. (I mean, duh, right?) And the more I realize this, the more I know that I no longer have the stomach of steel I once did as a younger person.

Preparing meals before long runs is kind of like roulette these days. I think I know what’s going to work, but then I’ll whip up a pasta dish, the old standby for runners, and wake up the next morning feeling like death because apparently, my body’s not into pasta anymore. Which means I’m currently on the hunt for carb-y and delicious food to eat a ton of… and I think I’ve found a winner in this recipe, which I’ve adapted from Food & Wine’s December 2013 issue.

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    Sweet potatoes are amazing, and not only do they taste delicious, but they make me feel pretty darn good before and during a run.

    Bonus points? This recipe can be made for breakfast or dinner… and I’ve eaten it for both and can attest to its deliciousness both ways.

    Here’s how you can make your own:

    Potato hash and fried egg on white plate

    Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Egg

    Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
    Diced sweet potatoes are cooked with roasted poblanos, red onion, garlic and rosemary, then topped with a fried egg. These Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Egg are well-loved and perfect for any athlete (or non-athlete!) in your life!
    5 from 4 votes
    Servings 6 servings
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 35 minutes
    Total Time 55 minutes


    • 4 poblano peppers
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 large red onion , thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 large sweet potatoes , peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
    • 5 garlic cloves , finely minced
    • 2 rosemary sprigs
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
    • Egg (s) for frying

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    • Roast the poblanos under a preheated broiler, turning occasionally until charred all over. Transfer the peppers to a bowl, then cover tightly with plastic wrap and let cool.
    • Once cooled, peel, seed and stem the peppers, then thinly slice and set aside for later use.
    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
    • Add the onion to the pan and cook until golden. This will take around 5 minutes, depending on your stovetop.
    • Add the butter to the pan, and let melt. Once the butter is melted, add the sweet potatoes, garlic and rosemary. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender and lightly browned.
    • Stir in the poblanos, then season with salt and pepper. Discard the rosemary sprig and serve with a fried egg on top.



    Serving: 6servings
    Course Breakfast & Brunch
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    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    1. That sounds great! I’ve never thought to do this with sweet potatoes. I’ll be using this for a running meal.

    2. Sweet potatoes are such a great way to fuel for a run. I’m totally with you on pasta—once I started realizing that it wasn’t really cooperating with my body, I started to find some alternatives. Once it’s in season, zucchini makes great noodles and might be something for you to try as a substitute. Glad to hear your training is going well, too.

      1. I absolutely agree with you, Katherine, and isn’t it amazing how we can find alternatives when we realize that something isn’t working out as well as we thought it could? I LOVE zucchini noodles drenched in a hearty tomato sauce, and I absolutely cannot wait for the summertime so both veggies will be in abundance! Thanks so much!

    3. That sounds great! I’ve never thought to do this with sweet potatoes. I’ll be using this for a running meal.

      1. I’m excited for you to run outdoors again, Tina! I cannot imagine treadmill running all winter… but then again, I live in the South, so any “cold” weather is kind of a respite from the crazy summer weather we have, so I guess it all balances out? Glad you love this meal! Would love to know what you think of it if you make it!

    4. You’re such an active person! I really aspire to that and I wish I could find the willpower to do something more active in my life. I do so love sweet potatoes. Especially the Japanese kinds with the purple skin. Super sweet and soft. 🙂

      1. Aww, thank you, Jayne! This marathon training is certainly causing me to be more active than I’ve been since, uh, high school. At least… And should you want to talk activeness, give me a holler, as I spend quite a bit of time on it these days. 😉

        So happy that you’re a sweet potato lover, too. They’re the best, huh?

      1. Girl, you need to hop on the sweet potato hash bandwagon because it is AH-mazing. Of course, I’m a little biased, but still…

    5. Erin, this looks amazing!! I can’t wait for my neighbor to bring me more sweet potatoes from his farm so I can try this. Also featuring this on TFF tonight!

      1. Aww, thanks so much, Kathy! That’s AMAZING that your neighbor brings you sweet potatoes, and I cannot wait to hear what you think of this recipe!

    6. Well that looks amazing! I love putting a fried egg on just about anything because it’s delicious and amazing.

    7. I am a new reader – I found you through Terra’s blog and am so glad that I did! This recipe looks incredible and I’m definitely going to try making it next week. I love, love, love sweet potatoes. I also love running and experimenting with new recipes so I have a feeling I’m going to spend hours pouring through older posts. Excited to find an awesome new blog to read 🙂

      1. Emilie, I’m a BILLION years late responding to your comment, but thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the recipe if you’ve already tried it out and would love to know what you think! I hope you’re doing well!

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