Some are old favourites, others are personal favourites containing your go-to recipes, and many more are just filled with recipes that put food on the table.
And there are those that are more than just a cookbook — maybe they take you on a journey, tell a story or teach you something.
The Kitchn Cookbook is definitely not your average cookbook.
Actually, I don’t think it can even be considered a cookbook, it’s more of a book.
It’s a combination of recipes, kitchen lessons, and organizational and storage tips.
You can think of it as some sort complete guide to organizing and working in your kitchen: from stocking the pantry, to implementing simple tweaks that will make cooking easier, and planning meals and gatherings around the table.
The Kitchn Cookbook, takes you through all the basics, balancing prescriptive steps with explanations that serve to teach foundational principles.
The Kitchn Cookbook can be an awesome gift idea for Christmas, both for newbies just starting their own kitchens, or for more experienced cooks who love inspiration.
All the recipes in the book are designed to be made in your home kitchen, and for entertaining friends and family. It has a realistic approach, allowing busy cooks like us the chance to create meals that we are proud to put on the table.
All in all it’s a great cookbook to give as a present or as a treat for yourself.
Many recipes caught my eye in this cookbook, but the moment I saw this Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash with Baked Eggs, I knew I had to make it.
For some unknown reason, I never make hash at home.
Why? I dunno.
It’s so delicious and so easy to to make. I should make this more often.
The entire hash is made ahead (there’s not chopping sweet potatoes or onions at 8 a.m.)
In the morning or at lunchtime or dinnertime (do we need talk about how amazing is breakfast food for lunch/dinner?) you just spread the hash in a baking dish, crack a couple of eggs on top and pop it into the oven.
When you come back, the whole kitchen will smell amazing and a breakfast worth looking forward to every morning will be ready.
Nourishing, delicious, comforting, and so easy.
This is a great recipe. Thank you TheKitchn!
3 large sweet potatoes (about 3 lbs), skin on, diced into ¼ to ½-inch cubes
3 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 ½ teaspoons fine grain salt, divided
1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
4 free-range organic eggs
Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion and 1 teaspoon of salt and lower the heat. Cook, stirring every now and then, until onions are soft and golden brown, about 20 to 30 minutes.
In the meantime, in a large bowl toss diced sweet potatoes with the olive oil, 1 ½ teaspoons of salt, smoked paprika, a pinch of ground black pepper, and chopped rosemary.
When the caramelized onions are done, stir them into the sweet potatoes.
Spread mixture in one layer on the lined baking sheet, and roast in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring at least a couple of times, until the sweet potatoes are soft and browned.
Let the hash cool and store it in a covered container (or Ziploc bag) in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
To serve, heat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
Spread hash in a thin layer in a baking dish or a cast iron skillet (alternatively, you can bake the hash in individual ramekins) and crack in the eggs.
Season with salt and pepper and bake in the hot oven for 10 to 20 minutes, until the eggs are done to your preference (I like a runny yolk and don't even mind some loose white but that’s just me!)
One serving yields 503 calories, 25 grams of fat, 61 grams of carbs, and 12 grams of protein.