Paleo in a Pinch

Lazy Day Breakfast

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This is a fun recipe to make. If you twirl around your kitchen with Pink Martini flowing in the background, that’ll make it even better.

GROCERY LIST (makes 5 servings)

olive oil
1 cup sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
1 cup cubed ham steak (from local farm, Inspiration Plantation)
1/2 cup green onion, sliced
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
8 eggs

INSTRUCTIONS (cook time: 10-15 minutes)

1. In a large frying pan, drizzle enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Heat over medium-low heat and toss in sweet potatoes. (The trick to a perfectly golden-brown potato: let potatoes sit a minute or two before you flip, allowing potatos to crisp.)

2. While the potatoes brown a few minutes, chop onion. Give potatoes a little shake, tossing a bit. Add the onion. Brown onion and potatoes a few minutes more, tossing a time or two. (I have nothing against using a spatula… But, I promise you this: cooking will become much more fun when you begin to play with your food.)

3. Meanwhile, cube ham steak and add to the pan. Continue to brown 3-5 minute, perfecting your tossing skills. (Side note: there are two cuts of meat I’m most excited about when ordering pork from local farm, Inspiration Plantation. Pork butt roast and ham steaks. We order our ham steaks cured; perfect for soup, salad, sautés… Makes for quick and easy meals, just the way we like ‘em.)

4. By now, potatoes should be lightly browned on most sides and onions will be iridescent in color. Turn heat to low, add green onion and basil, cook 1-2 minutes more.

5. Lastly, in a small frying pan over medium-high heat, add a touch of olive oil. You’ll have two options here, depending on your mood. Fried eggs or scrambled. For fried eggs: crack eggs into frying pan and fry on each side 1-2 minutes. For scrambled eggs: crack eggs and stir into a scramble.

Whala. From my kitchen, to yours….. enjoy your Lazy Day Breakfast!

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