Tuesday, May 21, 2013

sweet potato breakfast burritos

Sweet potatoes are so my jam right now. 

Not only are they seriously delish, but they are packed with some amazing health benefits. A medium sized sweet potato with the skin contains more than your daily requirement of vitamin A, nearly a third the vitamin C you need, almost 15% of your daily dietary fiber intake and 10% of the necessary potassium. 

Here is how I turn these precious sweet potatoes into the perfect breakfast potatoes. The husband likes to stuff his into a breakfast burrito, I prefer mine with two eggs over medium. The options are endless really! Can you tell I'm excited? Because I am. Seriously, I am. It's just not coming through in words. I just made these for the first time a few weeks ago and it has become the highlight of every weekend since then. Every time we sit down to enjoy them, the ONLY thing we say to each other is how amazing they are. It's kinda sad. But I love it at the same time. We get crazy over here in the ol' Mason household.

The ingredients:

I start with sweet potatoes (7 sweet potatoes will make about 8 servings) 
and red onion

I also use coconut oil, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and Trader Joes Taco Seasoning Mix

I begin by scrubbing my sweet potatoes to rid them of any dirt

I then chop the red onion

Next, a dollop of coconut oil goes into a hot pan

Next goes in the red onion

While the red onion cooks down, I get to chopping my sweet potatoes. 

First, I cut off both ends

Then, I cut the sweet potato in half

Next, I sit the sweet potato upright and cut it in half again

I cut it into strips long ways

And then cut it cross ways 

And this produces perfect cubes

The goal is to try to get all the cubes about the same size so they cook evenly

Once the red onion has cooked down 

I add the sweet potatoes

And season the shit outta them
with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and TJ's Taco Seasoning to taste

I've found that putting a top on the pan for about 15 minutes really helps to cook the sweet potatoes all the way through (stiring and mixing occasionally)

Then I remove the top and let the outsides crisp up

Once the potatoes are done, I do my normal breakfast burrito thing: scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, salsa, hot sauce and avocado. 

happy husband.

he loves it when I take pics of him while he is eating 

By the way, how perfect is my Grandma's apron? It's the only thing of hers that I have.
I never met her because she passed away when my Mom was 21, about 9 years before I was born. But whenever I wear it I feel close to her and it makes me happy.

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