About this recipe: This is a great supper dish to make with leftover roast chicken, or with turkey. Sweet potatoes are a colourful addition to the potatoes traditionally used in a hash, and sweetcorn adds a delightful texture. With its simple yogurt sauce, the hash needs only a crisp mixed salad and crusty, rustic bread to make a delicious meal.
Use 1 can sweetcorn, packed without sugar, about 200 g, well drained, instead of the frozen sweetcorn. * To make a fruity, spicy chicken or turkey hash, chop 1 onion, 1 red pepper and 1 red-skinned dessert apple, and sauté together in the oil for 2 minutes. Then stir in 1 tbsp of your favourite curry spice blend and 2 tbsp sultanas or raisins. Add 550 g (1¼ lb) cooked potatoes and/or cooked sweet potatoes, cut into small bite-sized chunks, and cook over a moderate heat until beginning to brown. Mix in the cooked chicken or turkey together with 1 tbsp mango chutney, and finish cooking for 3–5 minutes, pressing into a cake and turning in chunks. Serve topped with Tzatziki.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps to protect against heart disease and cancer. Sweet potatoes also provide good amounts of vitamin C and potassium, and contain more vitamin E than any other vegetable. * Both potatoes and sweet potatoes are starchy carbohydrate foods, as are pasta, rice, bread and other grains. Starchy carbohydrates should make up almost half of the daily calorie intake in a healthy diet.
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