garlic scapes are pretty mystical with their long and curvy shape and bright green color. they taste like mild garlic with a firm texture. the taste wasn't quite as mild as i was expecting but was enough so that i wanted to use them in a dish where you could actually taste them. enter my farm fresh eggs! and the spinach and some swiss cheese. i just couldn't help myself. i sauteed the spinach separately, with some garlic and cooked the garlic scapes in the eggs, then threw everything together and added the swiss.
i needed a side. sweet potato hash seemed like it would do quite nicely. but actually i just happened to have some sweet potatoes around that needed to be used. the thing here that usually trips me up when it comes to pan-fried potato dishes is whether to parboil the potatoes beforehand or not. in this situation, it seemed a bit of overkill to have to break out yet another pan, so i decided to cut the sweet potatoes small enough so that they would cook. i also threw in a number of other things i just happened to have around (a leek, some red onion, and a shallot). let the hash cook long enough so that everything browns up nicely. if you're like me, this will take extreme self control. good luck!
sweet potato hash
- sweet potatoes, chopped into bite sized pieces
- red onion, chopped
- shallot, minced
- garlic, minced
- olive oil
- some other veggies, if you would like (such as red pepper, leeks, etc.)
- heat olive oil in pan.
- add sweet potatoes first, since they will take the longest to cook. after a few minutes, add all other veggies.
- let cook, stirring occasionally, until everything is browned up nicely.
- serve with omelette, any other eggs, or eat alone.