B.L.T. Sweet Potato Hash

This B.L.T. Sweet Potato Hash won the Grand Prize  in the 2014 Louisiana Yam Recipe Contest, sponsored by the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.

B.L.T. Sweet Potato Hash
Serves 8
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  1. 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1⁄4-inch cubes
  2. 1 pound thick-sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1⁄4-inch pieces
  3. 2 large leeks (white and light-green parts only) halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  4. 3½ ounces sun-dried tomatoes, cut into 1⁄4-inch pieces
  5. 1½ teaspoons salt
  6. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment and add sweet potato. Bake 15 minutes, stir, and cook 10 minutes more. Set aside, and let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add bacon, and cook until crispy, stirring occasionally. Drain on paper towels; reserve 1 tablespoon rendered fat in skillet. Add leeks and tomatoes to pan, and cook over medium-high until leeks are tender. Add cooked sweet potatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil; add potato mixture, and cook until browned on both sides. Divide between serving plates.
  1. Serve this B.L.T. Sweet Potato Hash on toast with a fried egg.
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The 2014 Louisiana Yam Recipe Contest Winners

B.L.T. Sweet Potato Hash

Grand Prize Winner
B.L.T Sweet Potato Hash
Peter Crouth, Plantsville, Connecticut

Piquant Sweet Potato Quiche

Frozen Winner
Piquant Sweet Potato Quiche
Karen McGowan, Houston, Texas

Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters

Professional Winner
Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters
Brian Karam, Lincolnshire, Illinois

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter

Student Winner
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter
Adrian Vazquez, Chicago, Illinois

Sweet Potato S’mores

Canned Winner
Sweet Potato S’mores
Michele Carl, Masonville, Colorado

Creamy Smoked Sweet Potato Soup

Fresh Winner
Creamy Smoked Sweet Potato Soup
Samantha Foglesong, New Orleans, Louisiana


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