We just did an anxiety-induced grocery run, in which I always ask myself How many eggs is too many? But the answer is there is no cap on too many, especially now that meat is hard to come by. Eggs are the perfect meat substitute in many dishes, and they’re a great staple for things like making your own pasta. This recipe was born of my other weekly quandary which is, Will I ever eat that sweet potato? Usually the answer is no. Sam is the one who’s a big sweet potato lover in our family. But this morning I remembered that I always love sweet potato hash browns. These are stupid easy. You shred them with a cheese grater, microwave them for two minutes, then sear them in a hot pan for a few minutes until they brown and get crispy.
This recipe is great with almost any toppings you choose. Feel free to add cilantro, yogurt, chili flakes, chili onion crunch, salsa, pinto beans, black beans, cheese. Anything will work! It’s a sure way to enjoy your breakfast, and it’s a lot easier than it looks.
I love a jammy seven or eight minute egg, but feel free to do a crispy fried egg or scrambled eggs. This is an anything goes kind of situation. Just be creative and enjoy your breakfast or brunch. See the full recipe below.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 large sweet potato
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- kosher salt and black pepper
- black beans or other beans
- greek yogurt
- Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Once boiling, gently lower the eggs into the water. Lower the heat to medium, or a simmer, and set a 7-8 minute timer. Seven minutes will yield a runny yolk. Eight minutes the yolk will be glistening but set. In a medium bowl add 5 ice cubes and cover with water. Once the eggs are cooked, add them immediately to the ice water and wait 5 minutes before peeling.
- Peel your sweet potato and grate on the larger holes of a box grater. Place the potatoes on a plate and microwave for 2 minutes. Remove from the microwave. Once they're cool enough to handle, use a paper towel to squeeze out any excess liquid.
- In a large nonstick skillet, add your vegetable oil over medium high heat. Once glistening, add your sweet potatoes and flatten them out into an even layer with your spatula. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Wait two minutes then stir and continue to cook, stirring every thirty seconds for 3 minutes more. The potatoes should be brown in some parts and slightly reduced.
- Divide the sweet potatoes between two plates. Add your toppings like black beans, cilantro, salsa, yogurt and jalapenos. Top with your peeled egg and either halve the egg or smash it. Sprinkle the egg and jammy yolk with salt. Serve immediately.