Sweet Potato Hash with Turkey and Fried Eggs

December 21, 2021

The best thing about the Thanksgiving season is not the feast you spent countless hours planning and executing, but rather, the ever-popular leftover creations that come of it. So, if you're like us and you've got some left over meat in the fridge from turkey day, prepare to be delighted. This hearty dish is by no means a breakfast-only recipe, which means you now have a no-fuss breakfast option and a wintery weeknight meal all in one. This staple method for sprucing up leftover protein is one that will astound your guests and leave you smiling at its simplicity.


Serves 4



4 Tbsp. Local Roots unsalted butter, divided

1 small Local Roots yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup)

1 lb. Local Roots sweet potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 ½ cups leftover cooked Local Roots turkey, shredded

1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves

4 large Local Roots eggs 



1. Heat three Tbsp. butter in a 12-inch skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-low heat. Add onion, sweet potatoes, two large pinches of salt and some pepper. Cook until potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning every five minutes with a spatula, about 20 to 25 minutes.

2. Add turkey and thyme and cook until turkey is heated through, tossing occasionally, about two minutes. Taste hash for seasoning and adjust as needed. Transfer hash to a platter or individual plates and keep warm.

3. Heat a nonstick or preferably cast iron skillet over medium heat (if you made you hash in a cast iron skillet, wipe it out with a paper towel and reuse it for the eggs). Once warm, add remaining tablespoon of butter. The butter will bubble. Once the bubbles become small and butter begins to shimmer, carefully swirl so it coats the bottom and sides of the pan. Crack the eggs into the skillet and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper (I like to space my eggs out around the pan so they don’t all stick together). Place a tight-fitting lid on the skillet and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until the whites are set, about one minute. A runny- to medium-yolk is what you’re trying to achieve.

4. Serve hash with fried eggs.


This recipe was created by Local Roots recipe contributor Susan Streit Sherman.

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