Greek Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Greek Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo) photo

Greek Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo), served with Black Bean Dip Quesadillas.

Sweet potato is lower in amines, and has more nutrients available to us than regular potatoes. It also makes a mean breakfast hash, and is as simple to use as regular potatoes. This recipe has a bit of a citrus kick to it from the ascorbic acid, which, with the ground beef or lamb,  gives it a slightly Greek feel.

2 C sweet potato, diced

1 1/2 C carrot, diced

1 C ground beef or lamb

1 1/2 C leeks, sliced thin, white parts only

2 Tbsp butter or butter substitute

1 Tbsp cumin, ground

2 packed Tbsp parsley

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ascorbic acid

1/2 tsp salt

  • Heat a large saute pan to medium heat.
  • Add ground beef or lamb. Cook until mostly done and drain fat.
  • Add 2 Tbsp butter, then add sweet potato, leek, and parsley. Cover, and stir occasionally.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, then add carrot and all remaining ingredients.
Greek Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo) photo

Greek Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash cooking in a cast iron pan.

  • Cook uncovered while stirring often to prevent sticking. Cook until all ingredients are tender, to taste.
  • Serve hot with low-amine tomato-free ketchup substitute.
  • To add protein, I made black bean dip quesadillas (black bean dip spread on tortillas, sprinkled with salt, and heated in a pan).
Greek Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo) photo

Greek Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo).

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: sweet potato, carrot, leek, cumin, parsley, garlic powder, ascorbic acid, salt

Low Amine: ground beef / lamb

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Leek and Sweet Potato Frittata (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegetarian)

Slices of low-amine leek and sweet potato frittata (photo)

Slices of low-amine leek and sweet potato frittata

I’m usually up to make elaborate meals, but today I wanted something easy. There is very little as easy or as low-amine as a Frittata, and you can make it out of all kinds of leftover vegetables in your fridge, if you didn’t plan on this particular low-amine frittata.

Frittatas are flexible. You can use just about any vegetables you have around. Just saute them first. (photo)

Frittatas are flexible. You can use just about any vegetables, just saute them first. Here are my raw ingredients.

10 eggs (I used 6 eggs and the equivalent volume of four eggs with four egg whites)

1 small sweet potato, cut in half and sliced thinly

1/2 leek, well washed and sliced thinly

1/2 onion, sliced thinly

1 medium or large carrot, sliced thinly

Approx 10 tiny brussels sprouts, halved (or 5 normal-sized ones, quartered)

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dill (1 tsp fresh, minced or 2 tsp dried)

1 Tbsp safflower oil

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Saute oil, onion, and leek together until the onion starts to sweat.
When onions are starting to sweat, add carrot and sweet potato (photo)

When onions are starting to sweat, add carrot and sweet potato

  • Add carrot, sweet potato, dill, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • Saute vegetables, uncovered, on medium to medium high until the carrot and sweet potato start to soften. If they get a tiny bit of char on them, that’s alright.
  • Grease a pie pan with oil or butter.
  • Pour vegetables into pie pan.
Low-amine frittata vegetables in the pie pan (photo)

Low-amine frittata vegetables in the pie pan

  • Crack all eggs into a bowl and beat well.
  • Pour eggs over vegetables.
  • Garnish outer edge of pie pan with brussels sprouts.
Low-amine frittata vegetables covered in egg, surrounded by brussels sprouts, and sprinkled with dill and black pepper on top (photo)

Low-amine frittata vegetables covered in egg, surrounded by brussels sprouts, and sprinkled with dill and black pepper on top. Ready for the oven!

  • Crack fresh pepper over the top, and sprinkle with additional dill.
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes.
Low-amine, dairy-free frittata (photo)

Low-amine, dairy-free frittata

  • Cut into pie slices and serve warm.
AMINE BREAKDOWN:
Very Low Amine: leek, onion, sweet potato, carrot, brussels sprouts, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, dill
Low Amine: safflower oil
Moderate/High Amine: eggs (the more you cook eggs, the higher  in amines they become)

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