Up until recently, I’d only really eaten sweet potatoes during the holidays; they’ve always been a staple at Grandma’s dinner. However, I have started using them more frequently, so I was really excited when I saw they were on the calendar for February.
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 small sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 4 eggs
- 1 large red apple, cut into wedges
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp cumin
- small pinch chili pepper flakes
- pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, sauté the sweet potato and onion with the oil and water for 5 minutes, until the onion starts to turn translucent.
- Add all of the other ingredients, except for the eggs, and cook for another 5 minutes or so. Just until the apples start to soften up. Stir occasionally to prevent anything from sticking to the pan.
- Using a spoon or spatula, make 4 small holes in the mixture and gently crack an egg into each hole.
- Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until eggs are cooked.
Prep Time: There wasn’t one listed, but I’d say give it about 20-25 minutes.
I used a combination of sliced and diced for my apples/potatoes/onions. Although the recipe called for wedges of apples, I wanted them mixed in more, so I cut them smaller. Also, if you don’t have one, get yourself a spiralizer! Mine is very basic, but I got it from Pampered Chef and it works GREAT for slicing onions. There were no tears shed and my onions were sliced perfectly thin. You can use it for all sorts of fruits and veggies.
As far as the apples go, I settled on Fuji today. They are very sweet and they pick up the flavors of the spices well. In addition, they’re a juicier apple, so I cut the water out of the recipe; there was no need for added liquid.
I imagine you could serve this as a side dish for dinner, but I ended up serving mine as the main course for breakfast and added some sausage patties on the side. The next I make this however, I will likely add the sausage directly into the skillet; cook the sausage first, then add the veggies in and follow the remainder of the instructions.