Normally a frittata is fluffy, delicious eggs and other random bits you’d normally see in an omelet. Hash however, is a shit ton of potatoes, peppers and maybe an egg or two cracked on top.
Well I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to make…so this is the demented love child of hash and a frittata.
Gather your foodstuffs
Bacon, sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, jalapenos, an onion, garlic, eggs. All of that crap in the background is just there because I was too lazy to frame the shot. If you want to try bananas and clementines in your dish, by all means go ahead. Here’s the real break down of what you’ll need…
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 package bacon
- 3-4 sweet peppers cut into strips
- 1 medium-large onion cut into strips
- 5-7 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- 3-4 jalapenos, halved and then chopped
- 12-15 eggs (only 6 in the picture because I realized afterwards it wouldn’t be enough)
Slice it all up
Then separate them all so they are ready to get cooked. The garlic and onions can go in one bowl because they’ll go on at the same time. Then the jalapenos and sweet peppers. I like my sweet peppers a bit crunchy still, so that’s why they are going on last.
Pre-bake the Bacon
I can never remember what temperature and for how long I pre bake the bacon…so let’s go with 425 degrees for 10-ish minutes, or until they start to crisp up a little. They will be back in the oven, though under layers of other stuff, for the rest of the time so you don’t have to worry about cooking them all the way through now. If you want crispy bacon at the bottom then make it crispy to begin with.
Layer the sweet potatoes
After the bacon is almost to where you want it, put it all in one baking dish and layer half of the sweet potato fries over the base of bacon. Put it back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they are soft.
Saute the crap out of your veggies
Since I had to use a baking dish and a skillet to prep the bacon, I had the perfect set up to saute the veggies. After I unloaded the bacon from the skillet I just put it on the stove and tossed the bowl of garlic and onions into the pan to start cooking. Those cooking in bacon grease is damn near orgasmic.
After the onions start to brown a bit, toss in the jalapenos and mix it all up. After that, finish it off by pouring the sweet peppers on top and letting them just warm up a bit. Again, I like mine crunchy so that’s all I do. If you want them softer by all means cook them a bit longer.
Layer it up some more
Now everything is ready to go back in the oven. Pull the baking dish with the bacon and sweet potatoes out of the oven and dump all the veggies in there. Spread them out so it’s an even layer and then lay down the last bits of sweet potato fries in a single layer. Put it all back in the oven for 8-12 minutes.
Just beat it (it being the eggs)
Everything is just about finished, but now you have two choices…
You can either A) just put it back in the oven on 425 and let it cook or B) you can toss it under the broiler and cook it that way.
Is there a difference? I’m not so sure there is, but the broiler is the closest you can get to grilling inside so I usually opt for that. Plus it’ll give you a nice crispy top if you do it right.
Open a beer, you’re done-zo
This thing was delicious up until we finished it three days later. Toss a little hot sauce on top and it’s almost too much. The jalapenos add the perfect amount of hotness to it and all the peppers and onions make me feel like I’m still eating a shit ton of veggies. One thing I will suggest, even though it’s tasty enough as is, is to add another layer of meat. The next time I make this I’ll either add another layer of crispy bacon or butterflied italian sausages on top before I add the eggs.