Breakfast Sweet Potatoes: Eggs Baked in Sweet Potatoes with Cheese & Bacon
This recipe is hearty enough to stand on its own for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. The beautiful presentation makes it perfect for any special occasion. Mother's day is a great fit for this recipe.
Hollowed out, half baked sweet potatoes are layered with cheese and thick cut bacon or speck. An egg is placed on top of the cheese and bacon and a scattering of chives happens before the whole thing is baked.
This recipe is easily customizable to you or your guests' specific tastes. Using gouda and speck definitely gives this dish a German. However, leave out the bacon entirely for a vegetarian version or switch up the meat ingredient to turkey bacon or crumbled sausage for a lighter version.
For a fancier version, use two quail eggs for each sweet potato.
The cheese is up to you. I used shredded gouda. Cheddar would add sharper flavor and goes well with bacon. If you use mozzarella, I suggest adding a few olive oil soaked sundried tomatoes in the mix and some basil to replace the chives. Use any fresh herb or combination of herbs you like. For the full recipe and instructions hop on over to my German Food Pageat about.com.