Sweet Potato Nests with Baked Eggs

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Sweet Potato Nests Recipe

Sweet Potato has fast become a firm favourite in my kitchen.

They are high in vitamin C, have more fibre and vitamin A than white potatoes and are lower on the glycemic index. There isn't much difference if you are following a calorie controlled diet (per 100gms white potato - 93 cals, sweet potato 90 cals), but they are an easy way to introduce colour into your diet - especially if cooking for children.

They are frugal food too which is a brilliant bonus. I've worked out this whole recipe cost under £1.50 to make. (Top Tip - buy sweet potatoes loose if it's cheaper. In my local supermarket loose were 40p per pound, pre bagged 79p per pound)

This idea was dreamt up one night after making chunky sweet potato hash, nice but didnt quite measure up. The result of my recipe dreaming is really simple, tasty, and a great treat any day of the week - or for any meal of the day! Plus it takes about 20-25 minutes from start to finish so its suitable for even busy days.

You Will Need:

Makes 2 'Nests'

1 medium Sweet Potato (approx 150-200gms)

2 medium Eggs (organic if possible)

2 small slices of Buffalo Mozzarella (optional)


Dried Chilli Flakes

Salt & Pepper to season

Coconut Oil

Jumbo Yorkshire Pudding Tray


How To Make It:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Whilst oven is preheating, peel & then grate the sweet potato.

Using your fingers, lightly grease the tray with coconut oil (not too much - just so the nests don't stick)

Arrange the grated Sweet Potato in the tray into nests, aiming for a light layer on the bottom and then a thicker layer on the sides, with the 'nest' protruding up over the edge - you're looking to create a little 'well'


Lightly dust your nests with paprika, and season with salt & pepper. Place in the oven for about 8 minutes.

Remove from oven, lay a small piece of buffalo mozzarella in the bottom of your well, then carefully crack in an egg. Sprinkle a small amount of dried chilli flakes on top of the egg. Repeat for both nests.

Return to the oven for 10-12 minutes until the egg is cooked.

Remove from oven and serve hot. Season to taste.

Have you tried this recipe? Let me know how it turned out in the comments

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