Low-Carb Sweet Potato Breakfast with Poached Egg – my new favorite breakfast and lunch, as a matter of fact. It’s a quick and easy meal that hits all the right notes. Sweet potato hash topped with some crispy salty bacon pieces, aromatic fresh basil and finally, a soft poached egg that oozes deliciously – binding everything together perfectly. Mmmmm.
Quick meals like this are perfect now that I have to adjust to a new timezone yet again. I love eating fresh, whole foods, but if you’re suffering from jetlag (or just lacking time in general) it can be quite the challenge. With a meal like this you go from pantry to plate in just 20 minutes and that’s exactly what I need in my life right now. You know, with me passing out super early and waking up in the dead of night feeling rested and ready for the day.
I’m definitely not complaining though. I’m finally back in the USA with Cody and we can go full steam into our old schedule of shooting recipes almost every day and posting 3 times a week! Yay!
A new development in Chirpyland is that we’re looking into building our very own tiny house – and hopefully have it done by the end of 2016. You’re not alive if you don’t have a few crazy goals in the back of your head! Cody and I have both been huge fans of the Tiny House Movement for many years and thought that since we’ll be married soon, it’s the perfect time to pull the trigger on that. We’ll be sure to document the whole experience right here on Living Chirpy!
- 1 • medium sweet potato [peeled and grated]
- 2 • eggs
- 4 • bacon strips [cooked crispy and chopped]
- to taste • salt and pepper
- fresh basil [chopped]
- lard for cooking
Melt lard in a pan over medium-high heat and add the grated sweet potato to it. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, until cooked.
While the sweet potato hash cooks, bring a shallow sauce filled with water to the boil. Once boiling, bring down to a simmer. Crack the two eggs into the simmering water and cook for 2-3 minutes for a soft egg. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Divide the sweet potato hash between two plates, top each with an egg, bacon and fresh basil.
Pin-It! Low-Carb Sweet Potato Breakfast with Poached Egg