DINNER | Paleo Mash Sweet Potato Hash Brown with Poached Egg and Spinach

OH NO! Another sweet potato recipe. What can i say – I’m in love with the oddly shaped orange root vegetable. I started making this last year after throwing my birthday brinner (breakfast for dinner) party.

So many recipes to make sweet potato hash browns call for the potato to be grated and i always find when I’ve made them with grated potato they’re slightly too onion baji for my liking.

This recipe is super easy, and even easier if you have a microwave.


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • ¼ c. sweet white onion [chopped]
  • 4 garlic cloves [minced]
  • 1½ Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ c. gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • olive oil for frying
  • 2/3 eggs (1 for the potato mix, 1 or 2 for the topping)


  1. If you have a microwave, stick them in the microwave for 8 minutes on a medium/high heat. If you don’t have a microwave you can either peel and boil them like you would with normal potatoes that you’re going to mash OR stick them in the oven and bake them.
  2. Once you have softened potato (if baked or microwaved – scoop out the filling careful not to have any skin left in the the mash), mash the potato adding the egg, onion, flour, garlic, salt, pepper, and 1½ tablespoons of olive oil to the sweet potatoes and mix everything well.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil to a cast iron or regular skillet and heat on medium-high. Test the pan by tossing in a couple of sweet potato shreds — if it crackles, the pan is ready. Use a ¼ cup to measure the sweet potato into the pan and then use a spatula to flatten them out.
  4. Cook for 3 minutes, then flip and cook for 2 more. You may need to vary the cooking time depending on your skillet and stove. Golden to medium brown and crispy is what you’re going for.
  5. As you finish the patties, remove them from the pan and allow them to cool for a few minutes on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Whilst your patties are cooling poach your egg/s (For instructions on how to poach an egg see below) and put some freshly washed spinach on a plate.
  7. Plate up as you wish. A dish filled with omega three, iron and vitamin c.

I eat this a lot, simple and tasty, sometimes i through some bacon in too just for good measure.

Sometimes i make sweet and spicy sweet potato hash by adding some ground chilli and paprika. Sometimes i make cheese sweet potato hash.  There are so many variations.


TO POACH AN EGG – Jamie Oliver Instructions (to be honest i have poaching pockets so use those – what can i say, when a girls gotta eat, she’s gotta eat):

  1. Half-fill a wide pan with boiling salted water, and bring it to a light simmer over a medium heat.
  2. Crack one of the eggs into a cup and gently pour it into the water in one fluid movement. Repeat with the rest of the eggs. You’ll see them begin to cook immediately – don’t worry if the edges look a little scruffy. Depending on the pan, a really soft poached egg should take around 2 minutes and a soft to firm one will need 4 minutes (it depends on the size of the eggs and whether you’re using them straight from the fridge).
  3. To check whether they’re done, remove one carefully from the pan with a slotted spoon and give it a gentle push with a teaspoon. If it feels too soft (use your instincts), put it back and give the eggs a minute or two more in the water to firm up.
  4. When they’re ready, remove them to some kitchen paper to dry off and serve with buttered toast and a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper.

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