Sunday, November 23, 2014


serves two

6 eggs
4 strips thick cut smoked bacon
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 cup liquid (such as water, chicken broth, vegetable broth)
½ medium sized sweet potato, peel on, chopped into ¼- inch squares
¼ red onion, diced
2-3 stalks kale, stems removed and chopped, leaves chopped
toppings of your choice: cheese, guacamole, salsa, plain Greek yogurt

In a medium-sized skillet, heat about two teaspoons of olive oil on medium heat. Add the chopped sweet potato and onion and saute 3 or 4 minutes before adding a little liquid and covering. In about 2 minutes, check to see if the liquid has burned off. If it has, add a little more and cover again. Repeat this several times until the sweet potato is soften, but still al dente. Add the chopped kale stems. Saute another 3 to 5 minutes and add additional liquid if necessary. Add the chopped bacon. Allow the bacon to cook to desired crisp. Add the kale leaves. Allow to steam for about 30 seconds before pouring the scrambled egg mixture evenly over the meat and veggies. This is where the technique comes in. Avoid the temptation to stir. Simply allow the skillet to sit 2 to three minutes. Then, using a wooden spoon or spatula, begin flipping sections of egg and veggies. Once all sections have been flipped over, everything to sit and cook another 2 or 3 minutes. Repeat the flipping. Continue doing this until the egg is no longer cooking to the skillet. Add salt to taste. Serve with your favorite toppings.

bacon recipe source: Julia Mueller, The Roasted Root (@RoastedRootFood), October 30, 2012

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