Behold the mighty sweet potato. Full of vitamin B6, C and D, as well as iron, magnesium, potassium, and beta carotene. No wonder they are so popular. But, perhaps my favorite part of them is that my whole family LOVES them.
A vegetable that is frequently frugal, versatile, colorful, so healthy and gobbled up quickly. Fine. I will make them, just twist my arm.
When I decided we needed to eat more vegetables for breakfast, sweet potatoes were my first choice. Only problem is, we make them nearly every day. Some days it is twice a day. So, as good as they are I can get bored of
eating making them.
Enter figuring out 100 different ways to prepare sweet potatoes. Curried…boiled…grilled…fries…cubes…creamy…roasted…smashed…tex-mex…in a skillet…in a pan…fried. This is my favorite way I have found for breakfast.
I probably don’t need to tell you that this tastes fantastic. I mean, it has apple, bacon, and sweet potatoes.
In case you read that wrong “Bacon. Sweet potato. Apple. ”
Smiling from ear to ear? Don’t worry. I am too. If that is not a trio made in heaven I am not sure what is. Soft browned sweet potatoes, crisp tender bites of sweet apple, and crispy bits of bacon through out.
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 fuji or gala apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
- ⅛ teaspoon chipotle (optional)
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion, or sliced green onions
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Bring a medium sized pot of heavily salted (like the ocean) water to a boil. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into ½" cubes. Add the sweet potatoes to the boiling water and cook for about 7-8 minutes, or until tender. Keep an eye on them. Drain and shake off excess moisture, or let air dry for a bit (only if doing this step ahead of time).
- Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until nice and crispy. Set aside. Save the bacon grease in the pan (if there isn't much add a touch of another heat stable oil, you want the bottom of the pan coated).
- Mix the apples with the seasonings.
- Add the sweet potatoes to the pan and spread out so they are in a single layer. Let cook undisturbed for a few minutes, until the bottoms become golden. Meanwhile chop the bacon. Use a large spatula to scoop the sweet potatoes up and flip over to brown the other side. Add the apples and bacon on top. Continue to brown, stirring only every few minutes until the sweet potatoes have plenty of dark spots. (10-12 minutes total)
Pair this with some salted avocado slices, and an egg or a handful of nuts or seeds, and you have a fantastic breakfast.