I can tell he is jumping out of his skin, as am I. He actually said to me this morning, "Shaz, should we have a party when I'm done with school?" (In other words -- "Shaz, throw me a party when I'm done with school"). Whichever way he approached it, he definitely deserves a monstrous party. For his birthday last year, I rented a boat for a few hours and we went out in the marina with about 10 friends. It was so fun. I could tell he loved it. Maybe we can do something like that again...or maybe we just have a huge party here at our place. We'll see...stay tuned for that decision to be made.
Today I am still in the process of cooking up everything in my fridge. I was craving hash browns, and since I had a couple sweet potatoes in the fridge, I decided to make sweet potato hash browns with scrambled eggs...and whatever else we had. They were AMAZING. They certainly are a must-try, if you have the patience to grate a few of the sweet potatoes. Totally worth it.
Here's how it went down.
I had two sweet potatoes and needed to wash, peel and grate them. I took out the necessary items in order to make the smallest mess possible. In addition to the items pictured, I also used some sea salt, fresh ground pepper, onion, olive oil and flour.
Jim helped me towards the end, because the grating was extremely tiring. But like I said, it was worth it. These things were scrumptious. After we finished grating, I placed the pile in the colander to rinse off all the orange juices. Once the water ran clear, I then squeezed out all the water. Here's the before shot:
I placed a decent amount of olive oil into the sauté pan (feel free to use coconut oil) and waited for it to become REAL hot. You can test this by dropping a tiny bit of sweet potato in the pan to see if it sizzles. Once it sizzles, you are ready to go.
After firming up the little piles one by one, I then placed them in the pan. It sounded perfect! I let them cook for about 5 minutes on the first side (careful not to burn the bottom) and then flatted them with my spatula, and flipped. I cooked them on the other side for another 5-7 minutes so that the inside was cooked thoroughly.