It's no secret, that breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. And I almost always start out the day with a Whole30 breakfast regardless of whether or not I'm following a strict Whole30 at the time. It just sets me up for really great habits for the rest of the day. And it gives me the energy I need to keep up with our two kiddos and busy lives. I don't like to make it complicated though, and I certainly try not to destroy the kitchen in the process. So here's an idea for a quick and simple one skillet breakfast that will fill you up and leave you smiling!
What you'll Need-
- 1 medium to large sweet potato (peeled and spiralized)
- Olive oil/avocado oil/ghee to grease your skillet
- 2 eggs
- 1 compliant chicken sausage- Cut in half lengthwise (I used an Applegate Sweet Italian)
- garnish of choice if you want one ( I used cilantro)
Prep- (Spiralize a sweet potato)
This will require a bit of prep to help keep cleanup to a minimum, but even the prep is super simple and doesn't make much mess. Simply grab a medium/large sweet potato, that is a pretty uniform thickness over its entire length (I generally go for a more football shaped one than a super long and skinny one).
- Wash and peel your sweet potato
- Cut off the ends to get your two flat surfaces
- Spiralize your sweet potato (I use the inspiralizer brand, but any spiralizer should work!)
- grab a handful of the spiralized sweet potato and using scissors, clip the "noodles" so that you get piles of shorter pieces. (this will make working with them later easier so you don't just have really long pieces)
- Thats it! Store them in a container in the fridge until you're ready to use them! (I do this prep weekly!)
Making the Dish-
Ok, time to get started!
- spray a skillet with olive oil/avocado oil, OR throw in some ghee (maybe a 1/2 a tablespoon?)
- Grab 2 handfuls of your sweet potato noodles and throw them in once the pan is at about medium heat
- Sprinkle with salt
- Toss them around with tongs as they cook. Let cook this way for about 5 minutes, being careful not to burn them
- separate the sweet potato noodles out into two separate piles in the skillet. Make them almost like little birds nests (this is where having cut the noodles comes in handy).
- At this point, take your chicken sausage which is cut in half lengthwise, and place is cut side down on the pan. (Not on the sweet potato nests, but next to them)
- Crack an egg into each sweet potato "nest" and sprinkle it with salt and whatever seasoning you want (I used Trader Joe's everything but the bagel seasoning)
- allow them to cook for about 30 seconds at this step
- bump your heat up to medium high, and pour a little bit of water in the pan (maybe 2 tablespoons at most), put a lid on, and allow the eggs/sausage to cook from the steam. Cook eggs to your preference (I like runny yolks, so I left them for about 3-4 minutes- but you could do more or less. It will also depend what type of stovetop you have- Gas vs. Electric) *Make sure you don't add too much water. Only enough that it will steam the eggs, but also cook off- you can always add a little more, so start slow)
- Slice up your sausage into half coins, and serve with your egg nests!
*This recipe will feed 1 person. So just double it if you're feeding two. A good ratio is two "egg nests" and 1 sausage per person*
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