Food Lion Kitchen: Sweet Potato & Gala Apple Hash with Country Ham

Food Lion Kitchen: Sweet Potato & Gala Apple Hash with Country Ham (Image 1)

Between now and October 8, Food Lion will sell specially branded Food Lion Feeds bagged gala apples in its more than 1,100 stores. Each time a customer purchases the bagged apples, Food Lion Feeds will donate 5 meals to a local food bank in partnership with Feeding America.

This recipe was created by Chef Brian Adornetto of Love at First Bite – Private Chef Services.

Serves 4

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 ounces cooked center sliced country ham, cut into ½ inch dice

½ of an onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice

1 red pepper, cut into ½-inch dice

2 Gala apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice

1 tablespoon minced fresh sage

1 tablespoon minced fresh flat leaf parsley, leaves only

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes, 1 tablespoon of oil, salt, and black pepper until well coated. Pour the mixture onto a foil lined baking sheet pan and spread into a single layer. Place in the oven and cook until tender and golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and keep warm.

In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the ham and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Add the onions and peppers and cook until the onion is translucent and the pepper begins to soften, stirring occasionally, about 6-8 minutes. Add the apples and cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 5-8 minutes.  Transfer the ham-apple mixture to the bowl of potatoes and toss.

Add the sage and parsley, taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed. Toss and serve.  

Chef Brian Adornetto © 2014; All Rights Reserved

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