Recently I had some friends down from Northern California who stayed with me.  The first morning they were there I was all excited to cook breakfast when to my horror, I realized that I had picked up a large yam instead of a sweet potato.  Yikes, now I had to come up with something for the yam.  Hence this recipe was born.
I really like how the apple and yam work together. While it may seem strange to add the cinnamon and sugar, you are only adding enough to give a very mild "hint" of cinnamon.  The small amount of sugar helps to ensure that the taste is not bland.  You can cook the apples and tomatoes in with the yams, I just perfer not to.  If you decide to do it all together, cook the yams until they are just about done. Push them to the out edge and make a "hole" in the center of the pan.  Add the butter and let it melt.  Then add the apple and tomatoes and cook.  Iv'e done this with others and it worked just fine.  If you really want to finish this off, add some spinach at the end and let it wilt and serve.
Hope you enjoy this recipe.
Serves 3 based on these amounts but you can easily increase or decrease the amounts to feed more or less



Recipe:


  • 1 Large Yam
  • 1 Apple 
  • 1/2 cup Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/2 TBSP Sugar/Cinnamon mix*
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP butter



If you like to make the cooking go a bit faster, poke some holes in the yam and cook for 3-4 minutes in the microwave.  It should be just getting to the point of being soft but still hard.

-Peel the yam and cut it into bite size pieces
-Peel the apple and cut into bite size pieces
-If using grape tomatoes, cut them in half

Heat about 1-1 1/2 TBSP oil in a fry pan, over medium heat add the yams and sprinkle with the sugar/cinnamon mix.  Let them brown on one side, then turn them over and brown on the other side.  Let them cook until easily pierced by a fork  Remove from pan and place into a warming bowl.
Heat the butter in the same fry pan
Once hot, add the apple and tomatoes
Keep moving them around so that they do not burn but brown.
Once done, add to the yams
Salt and Pepper to taste


Optional (and how I make them):  I cook bacon in the pan first and reserve the drippings.  Using a TBSP of the drippings at a time, I cook the yams.  Then make it the same the rest of the way by cooking the apples in the butter.


*I keep this in my cupboard at all times in a plastic container.  I use 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon 

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It's the one you have,
Tammie
 
 
The search for new breakfast and quick breakfast items is always a quest.  Sometimes the quest results in a magnificent find and other times it is a dismal failure.  About a year ago, I had a lone sweet potato lounging in my crisper.  I pulled it out and stared at it forlornly as I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with it.  It rolled around on the counter for about an hour.  It really was lonely.  I had to go to the store since we, ok my son, had forgotten to tell me that we were out of milk and dogfood.  Once at the store I always shop the produce first.  It is just habit.  It came to me that the sweet potato would go well with spinach and cilantro. Then the tomatoes were thrown in.  The one thing I forgot to throw in was the garlic.  Aw well.  
Once home I grated and chopped.  Throwing the sweet potato into the skillet and cooking it a bit first ensures that it is thoroughly cooked.  The first time I did not and it was still just a bit crunchy.  You can use a casserole dish to cook this if you do not have a skillet.  Just make sure to grease the dish prior to first putting in the potatoes and then the egg mixture.  I use a 12 inch skillet but you can use a smaller one to make a taller bake but you might have to adjust the cooking time.  
When cooking, look for it to start to brown around the edges. If you like, before putting into the oven, you can sprinkle more cheese on top.  Any of the ingredients can be varied and still make a lovely bake.  Play with it and enjoy.

Serves 8


Recipe:

  • 8 eggs
  • 3 TBSP Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Grated Sweet Potato
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1/3 cup Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Tomato
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Spinach
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C Gas Mark 5)
Melt 1 1/2 TBSP Butter in a 12" iron skillet
Grate the sweet potato and add to heated skillet, let cook 5-7 minutes
Whip the eggs and milk
Add the cilantro, cheese, tomatoes and spinach
Pour into skillet
Cut up rest of butter and drop on top 
Add Salt and Pepper

Place in oven for 20 minutes, it will brown just around the edges.  Serve with bacon and fresh fruit.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
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Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com.
 
 
My neighbor stopped by the other morning before I had my breakfast and we got to talking when she asked if I had anything new on my website.  Since I was starving, I casually said "Well, I'm about to make one for the website right now and photograph it".  Me unaware that she hadn't eaten either, invited her up to the house to finish our chat.  Once there she peppered me with questions about the recipe.  Would she like it, would it be easy to make for a family of 4, could she change ingredients, it finally dawned on my thick mind that she wanted breakfast.  Yes, M, I'm talking about you!  So we chatted while I whipped this meal up. Now, one thing that I left out and didn't realize it until after the breakfast had been consumed and I went through the photos, I never photographed the Hollandaise sauce.  Hence the reason for the egg yolks in the picture below.  I know some people think it's a pain to make but it really is not.  I do not make it in the blender because I want my yolks cooked thank you.  I will post another similar recipe soon that will have the Hollandaise sauce with it.  I will also make a video on how easy it actually is to make.
This breakfast can also be made with leftover potaotes (how it really came about anyway) as was the ham steak.  We had the steak the night before with an apricot glaze so I wanted to use it all up.
Serves 4

Recipe

1 Small Ham Steak
1 1/2 cups Mashed Potato
2 TBSP Flour plus more for dredging (I used a gluten free flour)
4 Eggs
Butter or Ghee
Salt and pepper to taste

Optional adds to the potatoes:  Green onions chopped fine, sun dried tomatoes chopped fine
Optional:  When the ham is done, throw in a double handful of spinach and let it wilt and bit, serve over the ham but under the egg.



Mix the 2 TBSP flour with the mashed potatoes.  Using just less then a 1/4 mashed potatoes, make them into a ball and then flatten
Dredge the patties in the flour
In a skillet, heat your butter or ghee for frying on medium heat
Place 3 at a time, you don't want to overcrowd the pan, fry the mashed potato patties.
Try not to move them while they are frying.  You should see around the edges a nice deep golden brown when they are ready to flip.
While waiting, cube up the ham.  You can either wait until the patties are done and cook in the same pan or have another skillet going.
Once the patties are done, move to a warmer plate and finish the ham, and put your eggs into the pan to poach.
On a back burner, have a pan with 2 " of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.  This is what you will use to poach the eggs.  If you don't want to poach, wait until the ham is done and fry up the eggs in the same pan.
If you want to make the Hollandaise sauce make it on the pan of water you have at a boil for the poached eggs.  While the ham is cooking, and the potatoes have been flipped is when you would start the sauce.  you really don't need it with this recipe though.

Plate, 1 or 2 potato patties on the bottom, then ham steak with the egg on top.  Serve with a fruit salad with a light mint dressing.


I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
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Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com.