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Egg-In-A-Hole Sweet Potato Nests

by Kahnita Wilkerson

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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
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • bacon, crumbs, to taste
  • raspberry, to taste
  • banana, sliced, to taste, to garnish
  • spring onion, to taste, to garnish


  1. Peel the skin off the sweet potato, and coarsely grate on a box grater.
  2. Peel the onion, and coarsely grate on a box grater.
  3. Transfer the grated sweet potato and onion to a towel-lined bowl.
  4. Gently twist the towel, squeezing the liquid into an empty bowl and discard.
  5. Transfer the sweet potato and onion to a bowl, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, flour, and 1 egg. Gently stir to combine.
  6. Form large flat patties with your hands, approximately ⅓ cup of mixture each.
  7. Heat a 9.5" fry pan on medium heat and coat with oil.
  8. Add the sweet potato patties. Fry for 2-3 minutes, then gently flip.
  9. Immediately use a small cookie cutter to remove a hole in the middle of each fritter.
  10. Crack an egg in the hole, add a pinch of salt and pepper, then cover.
  11. Fry for 3-7 minutes, or until cooked to your preference.
  12. Uncover and serve with desired garnishes.
  13. Enjoy!
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