Nested Eggs

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Who doesn’t love a good egg over some hashbrowns? I know I do. I also know I love this particular recipe much better as there’s so much more flavour, colour and texture to it! Try it out!

Okay, so you do need a spiralizer for this recipe, I’m not sure how to do it otherwise. But spiralizers are not expensive and really great if trying to cut down on delicious, warm, ooey gooey pasta and want to opt for some healthy zoodles instead. ALSO, did you know with a spiralizer you can also make some SWEET sweet potato curly fries with chipotle mayo. HELLO WORLD.
ANYWHO, I digress.
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This is what you need: eggs [4], garlic, zucchini, half the sweet potato, onion, turkey bacon (hello healthier options – and it’s already pre-cooked #lazy), some salt, pepper and if you like it: red pepper flakes. Also, if you love hot sauce this is a great meal to cover in hot sauce at the end. 😉
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OKAY SPIRALZER; isn’t she a beaut? It’s a three-in-one with some different spiralizer bits – a simpler one also works great!
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Okay, let’s start by spiralizing the zucchini and only half the sweet potato [I’m serious, you only need half the potato…it goes really far].
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Next cut the onion as you would for french onion soup [my favourite – hmm I should make that soon]. So to cut the onion, you peel it and chop off the ends. Next slice from the core to the outside and down, and then slice as thinly as you can. This is so when it softens it’s nice and long and stringy.
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Next, cut the bacon in half then in thin strips like pictured above. If you use real bacon; or uncooked turkey bacon, make sure to cook it first and remove the excess fat/oil before adding the rest of the other ingredients.
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Okay, once all your ingredients are assembled its time to go!
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In a frying pan over medium heat, add the onions with a tbsp of olive oil. Once they soften add the rest of the ingredients minus the eggs. If you want the zucchinis to maintain that rich green colour, add them a little later on. Fry covered until the potatoes are cooked [no one wants undercooked potatoes – yuck]. Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper to your preference and some red pepper flakes if you like a little kick.
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Once the potatoes are cooked, make four divots or imprints in the pan [you should not see the bottom of the pan; also note, I did a terrible job of making good divots. That poor little egg on the edge]. Crack an egg into each divot, season with salt and pepper, cover pan with lid and turn heat down to medium-low heat.
Cook eggs to desired done-ness [runny yolks or solid] just test the white parts with a knife so you know you cooked them enough! Slide with a spatula onto your plate and enjoy!
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Enjoy for breakfast lunch or dinner! [two eggs each for dinner 😉 ]

RECIPE

Nested Eggs

Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 of a medium sweet potato
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 6 pieces of turkey bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: red pepper flakes
Directions
  1. Spiralize one zucchini and half the sweet potato [skin-on or skin-off, doesn’t matter – I leave mine on because I’m lazy]
  2. Cut the onion once from the core to the edge with a knife, then dice into thin strips. The same way you’d cut onions for french onion soup. See pictures above for clarification.
  3. mince garlic and slice 6 pieces of turkey bacon in half then into thin strips [also see photo above for clarification].
  4. Fry first the onion, followed by the zucchini, sweet potato, garlic and turkey bacon in olive oil over medium heat. Add turkey bacon first if not cooked [mine was the pre-cooked kind] and add zucchini last if you want to preserve that rich green colour [I literally just shoved everything in there]. Season with salt, pepper and if desired, red pepper flakes. Cover with a lid to help the cooking process along.
  5. Once the potato is cooked, turn heat down to low/medium heat and create four divots [not exposing the bottom of the pan] for the eggs to ‘nest’ in. Crack an egg in each divot and cover with lid letting them cook. Don’t forget to season your eggs with a bit of salt and pepper first!
  6. Cook eggs to desired doneness [runny yolks or not], just use a knife to cut the whites to make sure they are cooked.
  7. Serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Enjoy!

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One thought on “Nested Eggs

  1. I think anyone who knows me (or reads my blog!) knows that I have a huge sweet potato obsession. In fact, if I could take some food with me to a dessert island, you can bet one of those would be sweet potato-related. I can just never get enough – I love it with Mexican-spiced beans and cheddar + avocado, or even in curries or pancakes. Your recipe is awesome, and I love the photography. You used all my favourite ingredients here, so I can’t wait to stock up and try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to future posts!

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