Porky Pig Sweet Potato Skillet
Gluten Free Living – 2022
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried my Porky Pig Sweet Potato Skillet. While this recipe is fantastic with regular hash browns, using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes bumps it up a notch. While I’ve shredded the sweet potatoes to make for easier and quicker cooking, most of the time I see sweet potatoes in fine dice when they serve them locally in restaurants.
One of the things about my many breakfast skillet recipes is that they are very hearty. Most people will not be able to eat the whole skillet in one sitting. (Yes, they are a lot of calories). But they are a “fill-me-up” breakfast that can’t be beat. In this case, there are seasoned sweet potatoes on the bottom. Those are topped with Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese. Then I layer with bacon, sausage and ham (oh my). And lastly, the seasoned eggs sunny-side-up.
You get everything you enjoy eating for breakfast, but in one delicious dish instead of four or five! 🙂 This particular skillet recipe is modeled after one of our favorite breakfast recipe locations. I usually get it along with a plate of biscuits whenever we go there. Yes, it’s too much for one sitting, but every bite is so scrumptious. And actually, these breakfast skillets reheat pretty well too.
Here are a few recommendations when making this recipe.
- Use a griddle and cook everything at one time (except the eggs, they must be cooked last).
- You may want to cook up potatoes (or sweet potatoes), veggies, or meats in advance. Then just toss together and heat up in your microwave or oven.
- Don’t leave off seasoning the potatoes or eggs. Even if you enjoy different flavors than the ones I prefer, use them. It really amps up the flavors of this breakfast skillet. You’ll find everything a little dull if you use only salt and pepper. Add your favorites. Get creative.
- I recommend using a non-stick skillet if you don’t have a griddle. You’ll also need a dish in which to transfer everything. A small skillet if you heat up ingredients in the oven, or a baking dish if microwaving to heat everything up.
- If you want to make multiple skillets (for your whole family for breakfast), you will need a griddle and it is really better to pre-cook everything (except the eggs). Then just assemble everything the next morning and put in the oven or microwave to melt the cheese and get everything hot again.
Wake your family up to the heartiness of a Porky Pig Sweet Potato Skillet. It’s so filling and satisfying they won’t want much else to eat for quite some time. 🙂
Porky Pig Sweet Potato Skillet is sensational.
Sweet Potatoes, bacon, ham and sausage go so well with a little cheese thrown in. Add some eggs and you’re good to go!
Seasoning the sweet potatoes and eggs makes all the difference.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. Note that I pre-cooked the bacon and sausage. I only used one small sweet potato for each breakfast skillet.
Grate the sweet potato.
Melt a couple of tablespoons butter. Add the sweet potatoes.
Season the sweet potatoes with salt, pepper, and half each of the parsley, Italian seasoning and thyme.
Continue to cook sweet potatoes until well browned and tender.
Transfer sweet potatoes either to a small 8-inch oven-proof skillet or an 8-inch round baking dish.
Sprinkle the sweet potatoes with Monterey Jack cheese.
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Meanwhile, you can heat up the sausage, bacon and ham, if desired. (Skip this step if you’re going to heat everything up in the oven or microwave).
Transfer the meats and layer on top of the cheeses. Place skillet in oven at 350 degrees for about 5-7 minutes until cheese melts. Or you can transfer to microwave if you have everything in a glass baking dish. Microwave about a minute or so until cheese melts and dish is hot.
In a tablespoon of butter in a non-stick skillet, fry eggs. Season with salt, pepper, and remaining parsley, thyme and Italian seasoning.
When the egg whites are totally cooked through, slide eggs over top of heated skillet.
Serve the Porky Pig Sweet Potato Skillet with fresh fruit, if desired.
This hearty breakfast skillet is marvelous to the taste buds.
Every bite will have you drooling!
Here’s the recipe.
PORKY PIG SWEET POTATO SKILLET
(My own concoction)
This breakfast option is gluten free.
If you’re a meat and potatoes type of guy or gal, you’ll love this Porky Pig Sweet Potato Skillet.
Transform your weekend breakfasts with this amazing breakfast skillet.