Smoked Salmon & Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Breakfast can be a bit of a dirty word on the Paleo diet, but, add in the additional restrictions of following the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol with no eggs, nuts, tomatoes etc and then, well, that Intermittent Fasting to skip breakfast can look a whole lot more attractive (and is what I tend to do in the week). Still, ever the optimists, there are still things you can eat for breakfast that are not just leftovers or steak (steak for breakfast, gotta love Paleo eh folks).

Smoked Salmon & Sweet Potato Hash Browns

smoked salmon, mushrooms, spinach & sweet potato hash browns

This was a cute Paleo breakfast that took about 20 minutes to make and was a change from bacon & sweet potato but I did manage to sneak a bit of bacon into the hash browns.


  • 1 x Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 x small Onion
  • 2 rashers of streaky bacon
  • wild smoked salmon
  • large mushrooms
  • spinach
  • virgin coconut oil + extra virgin olive oil


  1. Chop into small pieces and start to fry the bacon
  2. Peel & Grate the sweet potato
  3. Finely dice the onion
  4. Mix the onion and sweet potato and add it to the pan with a good chunk of virgin coconut oil 
  5. You will kind of need to stir it around for about 10 mins or so until it really softens up and starts to get a bit crispy. Then, you can start to form into shapes and let it crisp up a bit more. You can flip it in the pan or stick the pan under the grill to the do the tops as they may be a bit more fragile than normal hash browns. 
  6. Slice your Mushrooms and fry them up in virgin coconut oil or a few minutes
  7. Your salmon can be raw or you can warm it up for a minute in the pan (i like it warmed but that’s a matter of personal preference)
  8. Throw your spinach in the pan for a minute tops till it wilts

Throw it on a plate

Then just throw it all on the plate and splash over a bit of olive oil if that’s your thing. A pinch of nutmeg on your spinach won’t hurt either and make sure to add a bit of good quality sea salt and pepper and you have yourself a tasty, posh and 100% paleo autoimmune protocol friendly breakfast that will please and satisfy.

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About Marcus

Husband to an amazing wife who was diagnosed with MS nearly three years ago. Since then we have been fighting, and winning with the help of the Paleo diet and the ancestral health movement. Dedicated to sharing the lifestyle we use to keep beating MS and to helping others with the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol.

4 Responses to Smoked Salmon & Sweet Potato Hash Browns

  1. Claire June 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Looks great Marcus, love your ideas, keep them coming.

    • Marcus June 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

      Hey, thanks, I have several others in the queue and hopefully going up in the next few days so keep your eyes peeled. :)

  2. Claire M June 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Just told Owen about this and we’re having it for breakfast on Saturday :)

    • Marcus June 29, 2012 at 10:19 am #

      Nice! Use some really sexy streaky bacon for in the hash browns. :)

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