How do you take that bodega classic -- the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich -- and transform it into a virtuous meal? Nix the roll and top slices of roasted sweet potato with all that breakfast goodness instead.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Sweet Potato Toast with Bacon, Egg and Cheese
Total:
25 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 toasts
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy
Total:
25 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 toasts
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Slice off the 4 long sides of each of the sweet potatoes so the potatoes are squared off and sit flat on a cutting board. Slice the potatoes lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick planks, about 5-inches-by-2-inches (you should get 3 planks per sweet potato). Combine the sweet potatoes, olive oil and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl and toss gently to coat. Spread them out on a baking sheet and roast, flipping halfway through, until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a knife, about 15 minutes. Remove the sweet potato toasts to 2 plates. 

 Meanwhile, heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until crisp and browned, 8 minutes. Remove to a paper towel. Reserve the pan, and discard all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat.  

Sprinkle the eggs with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add the eggs to the pan, then immediately lower the heat and cook, stirring once and swirling the pan to cover with the egg. Let cook untouched, 1 minute, then lightly lift the eggs and swirl uncooked egg around the pan and let cook, 1 minute more. Sprinkle the cheese over the eggs, then cover and cook until the eggs are just set and cheese is melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Sprinkle the bacon on top of the cheese. Transfer the eggs to a cutting board and cut into 6 pieces. Divide the eggs among the toasts and top with a couple grinds of pepper. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note

You can make the toasts in advance and refrigerate them in an airtight container up to 4 days. Reheat in a toaster until warmed through.

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