Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Booker T’s East Side Hasher

What do you get when you add a bed of sweet potato hash browns, topped with two happy eggs frittata style, with your choice of local Grateful Growers pork sausage, turkey sausage, or soysage, then covered with melted cheddar cheese and green onions? Booker T’s East Side Hasher from Zada Janes.

Southern Living said it best, "In Zada Jane's, contemporary Charlotte has a funky all-day breakfast spot. Try one-of-a-kind creations like Booker T’s East Side Hasher…”

I couldn’t agree more, SL! Lucky for me, I live just 1.7 miles from my favorite corner café, nestled in the heart of Plaza Midwood.  Zada Jane’s menu offers a unique mash-up of local, organic foods. However, my favorite menu item is Booker T’s East Side Hasher {I still haven’t made the connection to the historical figure}

I attempted to replicate my favorite breakfast dish in my own kitchen...and I was quite pleased with the results!

Here is how I pulled it off...
You will Need:
4 eggs, scrambled {or 6 egg whites}
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
3 strips of bacon {or sausage}, cooked and diced
2 medium sweet potatoes
green onions

Note: I used "fake bacon" from Morningstar.
Another note: I have been harvesting green onions for over 5 months. {CLICK HERE} to learn how to grow your own!

In a well oiled pan, cook your potatoes on medium high until nicely browned {about 5 minutes each side}. Meanwhile, cook your eggs frittata style: pour eggs into an oven-friendly pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on stove top before placing in oven and broiling for 4-5 minutes. Eggs should be lightly browned and fluffy. 

{Optional: Sprinkle with fresh parsley}
Top with bacon, generously cover with cheddar cheese, and sprinkle green onions on top.
Side by side comparison...
 Not bad, right? It even tasted just as good!


  1. This looks delicious, and I don't even like sweet potatoes! Is there a special trick to growing your green onions? I tried with the last batch I bought and they lost their color and got really floppy. Do you keep yours by a window or anything?

  2. YUM! I am a new found lover of sweet potatoes and I might just have to try this recipe!

  3. This looks SO good! Bookmarking it!

  4. I just found your blog and am so glad I did! This recipe looks amazing. Also looks like I would need a good nap after inhaling it!

  5. get it girl! Your copycat looks better than the real deal! That looks so good. We are going to have to try that place next time we go home.

  6. Umm can you please host a brunch at your house soon! This looks AMAZING!

  7. I must say...this is the most interesting food combo I've seen in a while! Yours looks delicious!!

  8. Wow, so impressive! I live in Charlotte too and have heard so many amazing things about Zada Jane's but haven't been able to try it yet!

    Also, congratulations on your 1st Blogiversary yesterday! :) I'm a new follower and really enjoy following your blog!

  9. That looks delicious! I will be trying this recipe for sure :)

  10. did I know that Morningstar had bacon?!?! NOOOO!!!! hello Sunday morning brunch!

  11. Looks delicious! I might have to try this sometime!

  12. that looks so yummy! you're such a good cook! ☺

  13. Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Ohhhhiieeee yummy!!! Way to pull that off girly! Looks delish! Loving the new bloggy layout!

  15. Holy yum! I have never been to Zada Janes but. Have heard about it a lot. I am putting it on my to do list. Your copy looks unbelievable!


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