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Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. It is the only meal in which you can have a sweet or savory entree. Better yet you can mix sweet and savory together for the big win! Bacon maple pancakes anyone? Maybe I should make those too. One of the best times to eat breakfast foods is actually for dinner. These twice baked breakfast sweet potatoes are one of those dishes that can definitely work in the morning or the evening.
I’ve been wanting to make twice baked potatoes for awhile now. Fun fact: I was in a sorority in college. One of my favorite things about being in the sorority was the food. We had an amazing chef who cooked our meals two times a day five days a week. He not only made delicious food but also lent a ear to listen to your problems. He made the best twice baked potatoes. To this day, I still think about them slathered in my favorite A1 sauce. I decided to combine my love of breakfast and my love of twice baked potatoes into one dish. These twice baked breakfast sweet potatoes are so tasty! I can’t even lie. I ate all four. Whoops. You can easily cut the ingredients in half to serve two or one.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 medium sweet onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- sea salt and black pepper
- 4 small eggs
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Poke sweet potatoes with a knife a couple times then place directly onto oven rack. Cook for 40-45 minutes until soft. Remove and let cool.
- In a large skillet, fry bacon until crispy. Remove and toss in onion and garlic in leftover bacon grease. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until onion is translucent.
- After bacon cools, cut into small pieces.
- Once sweet potatoes are cool, cut lengthwise then scoop out the middle of the sweet potato. I used a knife to cut about 1/4 inch away from the skin all the way around then I cut the middle into three pieces. This makes it easier to remove the middle without breaking the skin.
- Mash sweet potato into skillet. If it is a little undercook, cover and cook for 10 more minutes.
- Stir in salt, pepper and half the bacon bits. Place sweet potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Scoop mash into potato shells then create a large divot for the egg. You will want to make sure the divot is big enough to fit the egg.
- Break one egg into each divot then sprinkle with remaining bacon bits. Cook for 15 minutes or until yoke is set.