Sunday mornings are some of my favorite times
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No alarms to anticipate, a slower pace, and nothing on the list of have-to
Our typical is a breakfast date at either the local greasy spoon or brunch if we're feeling fancy. But after this week, neither one of us reached for our coats and shoes; it simply went unsaid. We both needed downtime and a chance to recharge
I'd battled a flu bug, and it's unclear which one of us was declared the winner. My husband traveled for a few days, flying to the east coast on an incredibly cool work assignment
The first out of bed, turned on Folk Alley, brewed a cup of tea, and realized something about being in the kitchen just felt good and normal
I hadn't cooked for nearly a week
A hearty, savory, yet simple skillet seemed in order: nothing fancy, more of an odds-and-ends blend from the fridge.
Sweet potatoes as the base, homemade sausage a nice addition of protein. Eggs, and laughing cow herbed cheese to dot the top.
Over breakfast, we caught up on stories. Ships and seafood topped the list. A chance to catch our collective breath. Silently thankful for the moments of quiet and our place called home
Egg Skillet - with Spiced Sweet Potato, Sausage + Herbed Cheese
- 2 tsp coconut oil (or olive oil), divided
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- ½ lb breakfast sausage
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup cup water
- 2 - 3 cups sweet potato, cut into ¼" pieces (wedges, cubes, etc .. )
- 2 - 3 eggs (large or XL)
- 1 - 2 oz Herbed Laughing Cow cheese (or goat cheese)
- Turn the broiler on your oven to high
- Cook Sausage
- Preheat a skillet over medium heat and add 1 tsp coconut oil.
- Add onion, cooking until it's translucent, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and continually stir for 30 seconds, or until fragrant
- Add sausage and stir for 5-6 minutes, or until browned. Set Aside
- Cook Sweet Potatoes
- Combine water, turmeric, paprika, and salt in a small bowl
- Preheat a 12" cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add 1 tsp coconut oil, along with the water, turmeric, paprika, and salt mix
- Carefully stir in the sweet potatoes, enough to fill the skillet. Cover with lid and let them cook until almost tender, 6-8 minutes.
- Combine and Broil
- Stir cooked sausage into the skillet with the sweet potatoes
- Create a 3 or 4 small wells in the center and crack an egg into each well. Sprinkle crumbled cheese on top.
- Place your skillet six inches under your broiler and cook to your liking
- Remove from the oven and serve right from the pan. Serve with a sprinkle of cilantro.