Sweet (Heart) Potato Skillet

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If you’re looking to shake up your breakfast menu, try this sweet potato skillet.  It’s a quick and hardy dish with the perfect amount of spice.  The eggs are a great source of protein and the sweet potatoes add lots of fiber and potassium to the dish.  What’s my favorite aspect of this recipe?  The lack of dirty dishes.  Since you cook and eat out of the  skillet, clean up is easy peasy.

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Ingredients:

  • Splash of olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ an onion
  • 1 small sweet pepper
  • few sprigs of cilantro
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • shake of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Equipment:

  • Finely chop half an onion, the pepper and a clove of garlic.  Over medium-low heat, add a splash of olive oil to a small skillet.  Add the chopped onion, pepper and garlic. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the onion mixture.
  • Wash, peel and julienne (or grate)  the sweet potato while the onion mixture is sautéing.
  • Stir in the grated sweet potato and turn up the heat to medium.
  • Finely chop the cilantro and add it to the sweet potato mixture along with the cumin, cayenne and red pepper flakes.
  • Stir every so often until the sweet potato begins to soften.  About seven to ten minutes.
  • Place a rack at the top of the oven and turn on the broiler.
  • Make a heart shape in the middle of your skillet and crack two eggs into it.  Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the raw eggs.
  • Place your skillet in the oven, under the broiler, to lightly cook the eggs.  Anywhere from 2-5 minutes depending on your preference.  I broiled my skillet for only two minutes because I like my eggs runny. (Katie here ~ what? you like your eggs runny? I’m not sure if we can be sisters anymore!)

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If you’re serving it with toast you can put the slices under the broiler too.  I ate my skillet with an expensive ($8!), but delicious gluten-free loaf from the Saturday Farmers’ Market.  I’m not allergic to gluten, but the loaves at Imagine That Gluten Free looked so delicious that I had to give them a try.  It was a cold and windy (read absolutely freezing) Saturday and I was wandering around near closing time so the vendor even gave me a baguette ($6) for free!  That combination of friendliness and deliciousness will keep me coming back for more.  I wish I had a photo of the baguette.  It seriously looked like a piece of art.  My guy and I scarfed it down that day.  Stay tuned via Instagram and I’ll snap a picture of the beautiful baguettes this Saturday.

I hope you enjoyed this simple yet filling recipe.  The heart makes me smile every time I serve this up.  Do you ever play with your food?  Morph your pancakes into any fun shapes lately? If so, snap a picture, share it on instagram #foodart and tag us!  I’m off to make dinosaur pancakes and heart-shaped donuts!

 

*I highly recommend buying a julienne peeler.  It basically transforms any veggie into a noodle.  It’s my new favorite toy.
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