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Okay, so HUGE NEWS ALERT! I have added a RECIPE CARD function to my site! Below, you can print the recipe for savory, delicious roasted carrot hash with sage, cinnamon & bacon and be all fancy-schmancy. In that order.
Hash is Paleo/Primal/Real Foodie Speak for “cook everything, toss it in a bowl, and put an egg on top.” (Actually, the “egg on top” isn't required, but what do you think I am – a crazy person?)
Hash is, hands down, the best way to use leftovers; the easiest way to impress friends, family, and potential suitors with minimal effort (who wants to try, really?); and the most delicious pit-stop on your vision quest to deliciousness.
Eat it frequently, and often. (Yes, I know those are synonyms. It was for effect.)
Hash can be made in many ways. YOU LITERALLY CANNOT DO IT WRONG. This is a great confidence-booster, because even if you burn everything, cut your finger, spill hot coffee down your pants and cry, you can still put an egg on it and call it hash and it will taste good. Promise.
This recipe combines roasted carrots, tossed in spices, with bacon. It's so simple I could cry.
To make it even more delicious, I used one of the greatest gifts ever given to mankind: Pete's Paleo Bacon. It. Is. So. Good. It's been called The Rolls Royce of bacon, though I prefer The Tesla Rocketship of Bacon. And if you check out one of my Balanced Bites Podcast posts, you'll see a code for a pound of Pete's Paleo bacon FREE with the purchase of a Pete's Paleo meal plan. You can also buy it solo. Your call.
Pete's Paleo bacon isn't bacon in the conventional sense; that is, it's not a long floppy slice of pork belly slathered in refined salt and dextrose (blah). It's a hunk of pork belly cured with spices, cold smoked, and shipped unsliced, with all the delicious flavors of the pasture-raised pig intact.
For this recipe, I sliced the hunk into square chunks. I chunked the hunk.
You can, of course, also use your choice of bacon – for this recipe, a basic bacon works best (ie not andouille bacon, or maple sugar bacon, or candy corn bacon). The flavors of pasture-raised bacon are truly amazing, so aim for that if possible. You can check Eat Wild for a farmer near you!
Enjoy this easy, Paleo/Primal/Real Food-friendly recipe for yummy, savory roasted carrot hash with sage, cinnamon & bacon!
- 3 cups (approx.) of peeled and chopped carrots (I use the chop wizard) to make the pieces perfectly uniform, quickly
- 2 Tbs. melted ghee (I use Pure Indian Foods) or desired cooking fat
- 2 Tbs. sage
- 1 Tbs. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. sea salt (I use Redmond)
- ½ lb. bacon, chopped into uniform chunks (more or less bacon is ok too - whatever your taste buds like)
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Toss chopped carrots with melted cooking fat, sage, cinnamon and salt.
- Spread carrots across a baking sheet - make sure they're not crowded; give 'em room to roast!
- Roast for approximately 20 minutes, or until the carrots begin to brown.
- Cook the bacon chunks in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through.
- Drain the bacon drippings (save them if desired)
- Combine cooked bacon with roasted carrots, top with poached or "pried" eggs, and enjoy!
Thanks for reading (and happy cooking!)
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