Kumara (sweet potato) Hashbrowns


Kumara (sweet potato) hashbrowns are a great healthy alternative when you want to avoid bread or other high refined carbohydrates like white rice and pasta etc.  These are great added to a salad for lunch or as a toast alternative at breakfast time - top with a few eggs and some spinach - delish.  Also fantastic as a lunchbox addition for the kids too.


  • 1 medium sized kumara (or half a large one)

  • 1 egg

  • Himalayan or sea salt

  • Pepper

  • Coconut oil or butter/ghee for cooking 



  1. In a bowl mix together the kumara, egg, salt and pepper until combined.

  2. Heat a frying pan (cast iron is best) over medium heat.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in the pan.

  4. Add a large tablespoon of kumara mixture into the pan, flattening slightly and repeating until there are about 4 batches - avoid over crowding the pan or else they will not go crispy.

  5. Cook until golden. 

  6. Flip and cook the other side.

  7. Usually takes about 3-4 minutes to cook through, but keep an eye on them so they don't burn.

  8. Make extra and store in the fridge for later use.