Brunch began trending quite a bit since mid-2016 and restaurants have responded with delicious, layered dishes like stuffed French toast, quiche and hashes; with mimosas by the dozens! Although planning brunch outings with friends is always fun (#squadgoals), there’s nothing like having a comforting brunch meal while you’re in your PJs. This recipe combines the clean eating of Paleo ingredients and the heartiness of a good meal. Follow this recipe and wow your house guests on their next visit.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Boat
1 large sweet potato
½ tsp. olive oil
A few sprigs of parsley, freshly chopped for garnish
Sea salt & Ground black pepper
9” baking dish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, be sure not to go over 15 minutes.
Wash the sweet potato under running water and dry thoroughly. Place potato in a baking dish, rub with olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt. Be sure to poke holes in the potato using a fork which will assist in a faster baking process.
Place pan on the center rack (if possible) of the preheated oven and bake for about 40 minutes, or until tender. Time will vary depending on the size of your sweet potato.
Once tender, remove the potato from the oven, and halve lengthwise. Using a tablespoon or small curved knife, carefully carve out the center of each half. Ensure that the hole is as big as the estimated size of your eggs.
Crack the eggs into a small bowl and pour into the hole, OR, scoop the egg yoke and some of the egg white into the potato using a tablespoon. I used the latter method and found it to be easier and less messy. Season with salt and pepper.
Place the potato halves back into the baking dish and into the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
Remove from the oven and serve. Top with butter, hollandaise or a sriracha sauce for added flavor and garnish with fresh parsley.
This recipe is even more fun when you make multiple servings and mix n’ match toppings! A poached egg effect allows the egg yolk to provide a smooth thick natural sauce to the sweet potato with no topping necessary!
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