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


  • 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,
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