This is my favorite time at the farmers’ market, because there are so many great organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs to choose from. I’m a huge fan of buying local produce at farm stands and farmers’ markets, because local food picked and sold at the peak of freshness has incredible flavors. Buying local also supports local farmers. This week at the market I purchased:
- Sweet potatoes
- Heirloom tomatoes
- Zucchini (actually, a friend gave me some)
- Fresh eggs
These ingredients all came together this morning in a spectacularly fresh farmers’ market breakfast.
Sweet Potato Zucchini Hash with Fried Eggs
- 2 tablespoons rendered duck fat
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 sweet potato, unpeeled, cut into a 1/4 inch dice
- 1 zucchini, unpeeled, cut into a 1/4 inch dice
- Salt and fresh black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 2 eggs, fried over easy
- 1 heirloom tomato, diced
- Chopped chives
- Heat oil in a 12″ non-stick sauté pan over medium heat.
- Add onions and cook until transparent, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add sweet potatoes and zucchini. Spread in a single layer along the bottom of the pan.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Reduce heat to medium low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables caramelize, about 30 minutes.
- Move hash to one side of the pan to keep warm. Increase heat to medium.
- Crack eggs into other side of the pan and cook to over easy.
- Mix together tomatoes and chives.
- Place hash on two plates. Top each portion with an egg, and then with tomato chive mixture.
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