Sweet Potato Breakfast Stacks (Paleo, Sugar Free)
Take breakfast to a whole new level with these Sweet Potato Breakfast Stacks. They're crispy on the outside, soft on the inside sweet potato fries topped with sausage and an egg your favorite way!
I've realized that my favorite time to share new breakfast recipes with you guys is right before the weekend. Don't get me wrong. I love dishes that can be made ahead for the week so you can be lazy AF on early mornings, but nothing beats a weekend brunch. Sun shining, mimosa (or bloody mary) in hand and a big plate of savory food right in front of your face. Can you think of a better way to start your day?
A couple months ago, I watched an instagram story from Juli Bauer of PaleOMG where she showed how she fried her plantains. It was seriously perfect. She used coconut oil in a pan but just enough to where it came up about halfway over her plantain. She would cook that side and then flip it so it still had the all over crisp. How had I never tried that before? Coconut oil can be really expensive so I buy this kind off of Amazon to get a lot of quality oil for a lot less money. Even with the cheaper price tag, its still not worth it to me to "fry" something if I have to use half of the jar just to submerge it. The method Juli showed used much, MUCH less oil but still gave the plantain a nice crisp outside.
I decided to try out her method on sweet potatoes when it came to the base of these breakfast stacks. These sweet potatoes fry up perfectly in the coconut oil, just like her plantains did. They have a nice crispy outside but are soft and perfectly cooked on the inside. Seasoning them with salt and garlic gives you the perfect breakfast sweet potato fries, ideal for this recipe. The next part of the stack was the meat. It can be hard to find paleo friendly breakfast sausage since most have sugar in them. If you're up for making your own by seasoning some ground pork, I say go for it! Otherwise, I really love the breakfast pork sausage from Whole Foods 365 brand. It has clean ingredients, is inexpensive and has a really good flavor. We use the one pound package to form four 1/4 pound patties, which works for us and fits nicely on these stacks. If you'd rather, you could always make them into more patties that are smaller.
Last but not least, it's time to add the egg. There is no other way to top off the ultimate fancy looking brunch than a nicely fried egg. Or a poached egg if ya got the skills for it! Although, if you aren't a yolk person, feel free to scramble the shit outta that egg before throwing it on top. Add a couple dashes of crushed red pepper and voila! You have a healthy, tasty brunch to serve up in a cute little stack.
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 lb breakfast sausage
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- salt to taste
- crushed red pepper *optional
- coconut oil for frying
2. Soak in water for 1-2 hours to remove excess potato starch & help crisp up.
3. Once done soaking, take a shallow saute pan and melt a layer of coconut oil. It should cover the fry about 1/2 way up so needs to be 1/4-1/2 inch deep.
4.Fry the potatoes in the oil without crowding the pan. Be sure to flip so all sides get brown and crispy. It will take a minute or so each time you flip so keep a close eye to prevent them from burning. You will likely have to do 2 or 3 batches so set the done ones aside while working on the next.
5. While potatoes are frying, make the breakfast sausage into 4 thin patties. Cook in a separate saute pan, flipping half way through when they are a nice golden brown.
6. Fry eggs to your liking while the sausage is finishing up.
7. Now that the potatoes are done, you'll want to toss them with salt + garlic powder. Feel free to sample 1 or 4 to check the seasoning and add more if needed. Then, Separate the potatoes into four stacks.
8. Top each stack with a breakfast patty. Add the egg on top. Sprinkle some crushed red pepper if you like & serve!