Apples and sweet potatoes, you really can’t go wrong with either of them. When you put the two together its a pleasing and tasteful alliance made in heaven. I took two popular autumn foods and mixed them together with my favorite grain, err seed and topped it off with a runny fried egg to make a fantastic breakfast/lunch/dinner.
If you are unfamiliar with quinoa or haven’t cooked with it, you need to read about it and go buy some right now. This is not only one of the healthiest grains, but it is packed 9 essential amino acids which makes it a protein all on its own. Its very versatile and cooks the same way as rice and only takes 5 minutes! It’s almost always organic and is gluten free, kosher, and cholesterol free. Seriously, whats not to love about this!?! I added a little twist on the cooking of the quinoa this time. While the quinoa was cooking in the water, I added two cinnamon sticks into the pot to scent the quinoa. The cinnamon smell ties in well with the apple and sweet potato. A wonderful thing about this dish is you can eat hot or cold. This has is a very enjoyable fall item, both sweet and savory at the same time.
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
-1 Granny Smith Apple, small dice (peel if you wish)
-1 Small Sweet Potato, peeled, small dice
-1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme, or 2 sprigs with thyme removed from the stem
-1 Yellow Onion, small dice
-2 Tablespoons butter
-Salt & Pepper, TT
-1 Teaspoon Allspice
-1 Cup Cinnamon Quinoa, cooked
-Heat a large skillet up on medium heat. Add in 1 tablespoon of butter.
-Once butter is melted, add in onion, sweet potato, and apple. Season with S&P.
-Saute until sweet potato becomes soft, about 10 minutes.
-Add in thyme, allspice, and the last tablespoon of butter.
-Continue to saute on medium heat until sweet potato and apple are cooked. Approximately another 5 minutes.
-Remove hash from pan and set aside.
-Using the same pan, fry your egg to an over easy consistency. Season egg with S&P.
-Place quinoa in a bowl, spoon hash on top, and crown the hash with your fried egg.
-Break open egg with a fork and ENJOY! 🙂
**Note: This hash is delicious hot, but I enjoy eating it cold. It makes an excellent breakfast!
**Recipe Note: To make the scented quinoa, Cook quinoa according to directions on the box and add 2 cinnamon sticks to the pot. When quinoa is ready, remove cinnamon sticks and enjoy. You can use ground cinnamon if you don’t have whole. Just stir 1 teaspoon into the quinoa in the last few minutes of cooking.