Sweet Potato Hash with Black Forest Ham

Sweet Potato Hash with Black Forest Ham

3 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Flavorful Black Forest ham subtly enriches the hash without taking over. Serve this alongside chicken or duck, or set a poached egg on top for a light meal on its own.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, (about 2 medium), peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup finely diced Black Forest ham, (2 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme


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  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add sweet potatoes and salt. Cook, stirring often, until the potatoes are tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in ham and thyme; cook, stirring, until the ham is heated through, about 1 minute more.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1/2 cup
  • Per serving: 131 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 13932 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 29 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 259 mg sodium; 230 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (280% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv).
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 high-fat meat

Reviews 3

November 27, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I made this recipe using only one potato, one whole onion, and a huge slab of honey ham left over from Thanksgiving. Thankfully, my food processor was up to the challenge. I was unfortunately out of olive oil and thyme, so instead, I substituted canola oil, a generous pinch of powdered mustard, and another generous pinch of black pepper. Lastly, I fried up some eggs to go with it and also whipped up some tasty buttermilk biscuits. This recipe was a major hit, and I'll be sure to make it again in the future. Thank you very much!
November 03, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This is a good recipe to riff from, but calling it low-carb and saying it serves four is laughable. The sweet potatoes and onion need to be reduced by half and the ham increased to at least 8 oz. Add some mushroom if you need more bulk. Supplement the onion flavor with onion powder if you want. Add at least one egg per person, two is better. Serves two. That will actually get you through the day.
September 08, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This is a good recipe, thank you! I recommend using jamon iberico rather than standard ham to make it even better. I get my Spanish ham from http://buyjamon.com