PENNSYLVANIA, USA – In this first segment of the season’s specials, Andrea Michaels adds sweet potatoes to breakfast to play up the sweet and savory! A winter fruit salad comes with a breakfast selection to showcase seasonal fruits.
2 sweet potatoes (larger recommended)
2 T chopped onion or spring onion
3-4 clementines or tangerines, one extra
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle the sweet potatoes with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then wrap in aluminum foil. Place on a baking tray and put in the oven. Bake until fork tender (about 40-60 minutes depending on size). You should be able to easily push the fork through the center.
While the sweet potatoes are cooking, you can prepare the winter fruit salad and cook the sweet potato toppings. Peel about 2-3 tangerines and cut them into segments. Peel and cut the kiwi crosswise (circular slices). Cut the bananas crosswise (again, circles). Cut the pears into slices of the same size. Remove the pomegranate seeds. You can buy this already ready-made, but it saves more money and gives you more opportunity to do this step yourself. Arrange the fruit in a serving bowl as desired. Take the juice of half a lemon and the juice of about 1-2 tangerines, mix it, add salt and pepper. Use this to dress your salad. Set aside. *WARNING* If you are not serving right away, wait until the end of the banana or it may turn brown, especially if you wait about a day or so to serve.
Cook the sausages, making sure they break into small crumbs and set aside. Cook the bacon pieces, cut into small pieces and set aside.
When the sweet potatoes are done, remove and let cool for at least a few minutes until cool enough to handle. Cut each sweet potato in half and set aside on a baking tray. Cut a hole in the center deep and wide enough for the egg. Crack an egg into the hole in each sweet potato half. Alternatively, you can mix the eggs and spread the mixture evenly on each half. Place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes until desired doneness (this recipe uses dippy to make the yolks creamier). This can vary from oven to oven, so check regularly if you’re a big fan of eggs and don’t want them overcooked.
Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and assemble! Spread cheese over four sweet potato halves, then top with bacon, sausage, and onions (or any combination of your choice)! Serve with a winter fruit salad and enjoy!