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Part of growing up is realizing that you are a grown-up. That is so hard to do.

Eating sweet potatoes are kind of a hint that you have entered adulthood. Allow me to elaborate.

In real life I’m 35. In my head I am not. In my mind I am maybe 25, but really I’m 23. Yes, I know, I have 2 kids, and a husband, plus a mortgage. I pay taxes, insurance, bar taps… Too much for a 23-year old, but I can do it.

All these I’m super-young-thoughts came to almost a screaming halt just a few days ago when a 50-year old woman referred to me as, The Lady. “The lady is here and we’re discussing your centerpieces…”. The lady?! I am now the lady??? Oh my Lawwwwd! I just wanted to put my hand over my heart and tell Elizabeth that I am coming!

How I wish she had said the girl. That’s what I want to hear!

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I came home that evening and decided to cook my way out of the emotional roller coaster that I was experiencing. As I was chopping the sweet potatoes, I realized that at 23 the last thing I wanted to do was chop sweet potatoes, or even eat them – all I wanted to do was get-off work and party. Nowadays, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, chocolate butterscotch cookies, [and a bottle of vodka] are my party.  :-D

Dang, sounds like I’m already having a mid-life crisis! Or I’m just realizing that I’m a grown-up. Hey, grown-ups get to eat brownies for dinner and ice cream for breakfast! Grown-ups can also eat Sweet Potato Hash with Onions and Feta straight from the baking dish and their Mama can’t tell them not to do it.

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Let’s boil it down. I’m not 23, I eat ice cream for breakfast, I hate paying taxes, I add feta to everything, and I ate half of the Sweet Potato Hash before I shared it with the rest of them. You should do the same. Or serve it as a side dish with chicken, or even sausage. You can also share it with your Easter spread.

ENJOY!

Savory Sundays: Sweet Potato Hash with Onions and Feta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • Butter for pan
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 3 yellow onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2-cup to 1-cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Butter a large baking pan or dish and set aside.
  • Add the chopped sweet potatoes, onions, and olive oil in a bowl and mix.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and oregano; mix together and place the sweet potatoes on prepared baking dish in a single layer.
  • Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking, and cook until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with feta cheese.
  • Serve.
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  1. Nancy L. March 6, 2013 at 11:08 PM - Reply

    I made this tonight and it’s delicious. I’ll definitely make it again. I would just suggest that instead of saying “two large sweet potatoes,” you give the estimated weight. I had two really big ones and I ended up with enough to serve a dozen people, easily. Had I known, I would have used just one potato instead of two.

    • Katerina Petrovska March 7, 2013 at 7:03 AM - Reply

      Thank you so much, Nancy! I am very happy that you liked it, and I will most definitely keep in mind to add weight next time around. So sorry you ended up with that much food :-/

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet February 24, 2013 at 7:24 AM - Reply

    What a great savory dish for sweet potatoes! I could eat this as my entire meal!

  3. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) February 18, 2013 at 7:10 PM - Reply

    I am 23 and fell in love with sweet potatoes a few years ago. Before that I wouldn’t look at them. Sometimes I feel so much older and other times so much younger. Recently I feel like I’m kind of falling apart, I have a midlife crisis at least once a day, and I eat cake and pie for breakfast. No matter the age, sometimes we’re all alike :)

  4. mjskit February 18, 2013 at 6:36 PM - Reply

    Wait until they start calling you “ma’am”. :) Comfort food like can definitely ease the emotional pain of life! I love simple dishes like this and the combination of sweet potatoes and feta is perfect!

  5. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen February 18, 2013 at 1:02 PM - Reply

    I put goat cheese and arugula on everything. Perfect hash with sweet potatoes, and you should eat everything you want straight from the oven, now that you´re a grown up!

  6. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen February 18, 2013 at 10:04 AM - Reply

    Oh my stars! Kate, this dish looks phenomenally good. YUM. YUM! Yes, Averie recently posted her pizza recipe with similar ingredients…a definite must-make recipe. Now, I’m dying to make this fab side dish of yours! Pinning… xo P.S. I adore Sanford & Son. Great Fred Sanford reference with feigning heart attack and exclamation, “I’m coming Elizabeth!”

  7. Nancy R February 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM - Reply

    Love, love, love this hash Kate. I know what you mean about having feta in just about everything. It’s just our mediterranean way. :-)

  8. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts February 17, 2013 at 5:11 PM - Reply

    Kate,
    Not only do I love the look of this recipe, I love all your suggestions for eating it. Now I’m thinking of a focaccia with those ingredients . . .
    Thanks!

  9. Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 17, 2013 at 3:51 PM - Reply

    I could eat this entire hash in one sitting – love it!!

  10. Valerie February 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM - Reply

    I know exactly how you feel. What happened to the last 10 years? I know I only just turned 21 about 2 years ago…at least that what it feel like. Time is cruel. :P

    This sweet potato hash, however, is happy and friendly, and delicious (I’m sure!). Yay for chopping potatoes!!

  11. Ramona February 17, 2013 at 6:46 AM - Reply

    LOL! Mid-life crisis! :) You’re still young… I almost have a decade over you and I’m still wishing I could go back to being 31. :) I can barely remember my 20′s. :) Love that this dish looks rich and decadent… but it’s really pretty healthy. :) Eat ice cream for breakfast…. I say that’s a great way to put a smile on your face early in the morning.

  12. Averie @Averie Cooks February 17, 2013 at 5:02 AM - Reply

    I just posted about sweet potatoes with goat cheese as pizza toppings. And with feta is perfect! Really, there is no way that sweet potatoes could be bad! (and I love that you inserted pics of the recipe inside your Ziplist…something I keep meaning to work on…)

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