Egg-In-A-Hole Sweet Potato Nests
Add some flair to your breakfast routine with these creative and flavorful egg nests, featuring a crispy sweet potato base and a perfectly cooked egg in the center.
Under 30 minutes
Under 30 minutes
for 6 servings
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 7 eggs, divided
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- garnish of choice, for serving
- Calories 237
- Fat 14g
- Carbs 16g
- Fiber 1g
- Sugar 5g
- Protein 10g
Estimated values based on one serving size.
- Peel the skin off the sweet potato, then coarsely grate on the large holes of a box grater.
- Peel the onion and coarsely grate on the large holes of a box grater.
- Transfer the grated sweet potato and onion to a towel-lined bowl. Gently twist the towel, squeezing the liquid into an empty bowl and discard.
- Transfer the sweet potato and onion to a bowl and add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, flour, and 1 egg. Gently stir to combine.
- Form the sweet potato mixture into large flat patties with your hands, approximately ⅓ cup of the mixture for each. You should have 6 patties total.
- Heat the olive oil in a 9 ½ -inch (24 cm) frying pan over medium heat.
- Add the the sweet potato patties. Fry for 2-3 minutes, then gently flip. Immediately use a small cookie cutter to cut out a hole in the middle of each fritter. Crack an egg in each hole, season a pinch of salt and pepper, then cover. Continue to cook for 3-7 minutes, until the eggs are cooked to your liking
- Top the sweet potato nests with your desired garnishes, such as cheddar, bacon, and scallions, avocado and hot sauce, or sour cream and chives.
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