Who says sweet potatoes have to be a side dish!? I was never a big sweet potato girl, but here I am obsessed with this breakfast! It’s both sweet and savory and not at all unhealthy for you! I mean, yes, there’s a little bit of bacon and cheese in there for ya, but that’s it! This is a perfect breakfast to bring to your church potluck or to serve on a holiday morning! And it’s simple and easy to make too!
This is going to a great item to add to your breakfast recipe book! It’s just an all-encompassing breakfast item! Bacon, check! Cheese, check! Potato, check! EGGS, check! You can even sprinkle them with some scallions if you’d like to add more of a kick to them!
Between the fiber, calcium, iron, beta-carotene, and all the vitamins that are hard to get in your every day foods, this is one breakfast that will get you started on the right track!
Now time for the breakfast RECIPE!
Let’s go over how to bake the perfect sweet potato first, though! Because cracking an egg into the center is the easy part!
Baking your sweet potatoes PERFECTLY
So, for once in this potatoes life, it is the main star of the recipe! It’s not a side dish, or a little hors d’oeuvre, it is the real deal! Therefore, we need to make sure your potatoes are cooked perfectly in order for this recipe to go right.
Follow the step/tips below:
Preheat the oven to 350*
Scrub your potatoes before baking them (you’ll be amazed at how dirty those things actually are!)
Take a fork and stab holes into each sweet potato all around. Do this carefully as they are going to be extremely hard to poke into at this stage. You will need the holes in the potatoes to help the steam escape them. You don’t want an exploding hot potato in your oven, do you?
Take a pastry brush and brush some vegetable oil on the outside of your potatoes and then season them with salt.
Line your baking sheet and then place them in the oven for 1.5 hours until they are nice and tender.
Let them cool off a bit before cutting into them or you may burn yourself (trust me on this one!)