WDIO Films Food: Sweet Potato and Andouille Hash

Recently I filmed a recipe to celebrate Brunch in New Orleans during Carnival Season at the Blue Heron Trading Company in Duluth. It’s a tasty home style hash made with sweet potatoes and a celestial Cajun andouille sausage from Northern Waters Smokehaus. Ben the morning weather meteorologist from WDIO was along for the lesson.

Carnival Hash

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To see the web clip from WDIO.COM of Ben and Arlene making Hash click here

Hash is a dish that has roots during Medieval Times. Meat and potatoes are the core items, but vegetables add nutrition and variety to this dish. Great for Brunch serve with poached or drop cracked eggs on top and omit the meat to make it a Lenten worthy meal and bake in the oven an extra 5 minutes at 350F until eggs set.

Serves 4-6


2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

1 Tablespoon olive oil

½ cup onion, chopped

½ cup celery chopped

1 cup mixed sweet peppers

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped

2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

8 ounces of Andouille sausage from Northern Waters Smokehaus, diced in small pieces

1 cup whole kernel corn, (thawed from frozen)

2 Tablespoons maple syrup

½ teaspoon salt


Boil sweet potatoes until tender but firm, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil and sauté vegetables until soft.

Add Cajun seasonings and sausage, cook 2 minutes more. Add potatoes and

Corn. Drizzle maple syrup over mixture, adjust salt.

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2 Responses to WDIO Films Food: Sweet Potato and Andouille Hash

  1. Hi Arlene,
    It was good to meet you at the Superior Visions Breakfast the other day. You have a nice blog. I enjoyed your historical narrative on the history of Mardi Gras and the story about your Aunt Mary making chicken and you waiting during the parade to get hit was some beads. I was unfamiliar with Mardi Gras until a few years ago…Well, I had heard of it….

    I am also glad you told me about your morning segments on WDIO. I have a tiny, tiny (about 9 inches wide) television set that I used to watch the news before I go to bed, so I had never seen you on TV as I don’t have the set on in the morning. I watched the segment on the web about making hash. I don’t eat much meat, but I love sweet potatoes, so I would like to try your recipe without the sausage.

    Now that I have met you I will keep a look out for your Prairie Kitchen scones at the WF Co-op

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