This dish is like a veggie, bacon, Shakshuka. Or is a shakshuka already technically a veggie shakshuka, since basically it is eggs baked in spicy tomato sauce? Well now I’m just confusing myself with these stupid philosophical questions that I’m just making up. I am not one of those people who debates if a hot dog is a sandwich. Or calling hummus bean dip. If you classify foods like this it feels disrespectful to me.
One thing is for sure, this dish is way more filling than shakshuka. For example, you need to have some toast or dipping bread with shakshuka. This dish has enough carbs and protein that it stands up on its own. No sides needed.
Now that we got that out of the way, I cannot say enough good things about this dish. It has a healthy serving of veggies, but also has bacon and eggs so it doesn’t feel like health food. Life is about balance and this dish is it.
One suggestion I would give, is to make sure you have a large 12” skillet to make this Your skillet will fill up fast with all the veggies. Or cook your veggies in batches before adding the eggs and baking in the oven. Another option of course is to down size this recipe.
Sweet Potato, Bacon and Egg Skillet
YIELD: 8 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 20 MINS
TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS
- 2-3 medium Sweet potatoes, medium diced
- 12 oz thick-cut bacon, cut into lardons
- 1 yellow onion, medium diced
- 2 zucchinis, medium diced
- 1 red bell pepper, medium diced
- 6-7 whole eggs
- Salt and pepper
- Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces and begin to cook on medium heat in a large skillet. Once crisp, set aside on paper towel to cool.
- Using the remaining bacon fat in the pan, begin to fry sweet potatoes, once potatoes begin to brown, add onions, then bell pepper then zucchini. Season everything with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until all veggies are just fork-tender and return cooked bacon to pan.
- With a spoon, make little cups to hold eggs. Crack raw whole eggs into the cups you made and place in 400° oven. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until egg whites look set and cooked.
- Now this is the hard part, let cool for 5-10 minutes then scoop into bowl with one whole egg each per serving. Crack additional black pepper over egg as desired.
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