Sweet Potato and Fennel Hash Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Potato and Fennel Hash Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Sweet Potato and Fennel Hash

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"A favorite breakfast hash in our home. It's sweet, savory, spicy, and fantastic with eggs!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel, retaining drippings in the skillet.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir onion and fennel in hot bacon drippings until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add sweet potato, place a cover on the skillet, and cook until sweet potato is tender and slightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high. Pour whiskey into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Stir bacon in the vegetable mixture. Add brown sugar and stir to incorporate. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until the whiskey has been absorbed and the liquid is caramel-colored, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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Jan 19, 2014

This was delicious! I substituted apple cider for the whiskey and it worked great. Will definitely be making again!

Jun 22, 2014

Soooo good! Used JD Tennessee Honey whiskey. Followed another reviewer's comment to mix whiskey & sugar before adding to vegetables. Had already cooked bacon so used olive oil and skipped Step 1. Probably will add the jalapeño at the end next time for more kick (added with fennel at beginning).

Nov 26, 2013

This was a pleasant surprise! I didn't have Jack Daniels nor a jalapeño pepper and used scotch whiskey instead. I don't think scotch was much different from using Jack but perhaps I will try it with Jack and a little jalapeño next time. I loved the fennel flavor with the sweet potato. It was a southern cooking twist to a couple of root veggies. The bacon, onion and fennel aromas were so nice when starting out. Advice: Don't let the potatoes get too soft and mix the brown sugar together with the whiskey before pouring it over the veggies. Wait for the sauce to Thicken a bit., If you like a little "kick", I am sure a bit of diced small jalapeño would have been a nice touch. I just wouldn't 'add too much so as not to overwhelm the taste of the fennel and sweet potatoes.

Aug 23, 2013

Changes I made: double the bacon, two sweet potatoes, half a bulb and the stalks from fennel, no onion, no jalapeno. I prefer my sweet potatoes to be savory, and I needed to use up leftover fennel so this was a nice dish. Boyfriend gives it 3 and a half stars, but says he would make it again. It didn't wow me enough for 5 stars, but I thought it was pretty good and I would probably make it again if I had the ingredients on hand.

Feb 27, 2015

Prepared as written. Awesome. Added it to my handwritten recipe book where only my best and favorite recipes go.

Jan 28, 2015

A little too sweet for me, but everyone else loved them.

Aug 18, 2014

I made this with apple cider instead of whiskey like one of the reviews recommended. It was delicious! One of my guests told me that she hates sweet potatoes, but that she actually enjoyed them cooked this way.

Jul 28, 2015

Sweet, savory and a little spicy! I love a good Brinner (breakfast for dinner) and this was a good way to change it up. I used sausage instead of bacon, left it in the pan; green onions instead of fennel and Courvoisier cognac instead of whiskey (it was either the good stuff of the tequila left in the liquor cabinet). Final touch, dash of cayenne. Topped it off with an over easy egg. So. Good.


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  • Calories
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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