Look beyond the egg.
Yes, that is an egg.
I know, a sad sight of a soft, fried egg.
I’m still a work in progress and I’m going more for delicious than beauty, hence why I am posting such a fright of an egg on top of that pan of deliciousness. Because that deliciousness that lies below it is a pan of Heaven. I can’t even tell you how Amazing, with a capital A this is. The sautéed sweet potato noodles in a bit of butter are out of this world. SLURP them up all on their own and you won’t even miss all of the ingredients. Not that I would know.
I mean the other ingredients, the soft sautéed mushrooms, wilted spinach and crumbled breakfast sausage just take it up a notch. From an indulgence to a complete, healthy and balanced meal. What we are always going for right? I mean if you choose to just slurp up the noodles because you can’t help yourself, I totally understand. They are that good that you could devour them before you even had time to prep the other ingredients.
And seriously so easy. Whoever thought of the spiralizer was genius. To take our beloved carb load or traditional noodle load and healthify it. I can’t even begin to thank you enough you spiralizer inventor. To take a sweet potato, zucchini, squash or whatever vegetable suits your fancy and create perfectly spiraled, thin noodles has my heart. And they may have created an addiction to spiralizing everything…. I’ve heard it is a problem.
I’ll be honest, when the hubs bought me a spiralizer for mother’s day I was less than impressed. Honestly, I was angry and I may have let him know it a few days later. A spiralizer, really? For mothers day? Is that even legal? At the time he thought buying me kitchen gadgets was the way to my heart. You would think he would know better. After 13 years (middle-school sweethearts) of being together he would know that it is absolutely not. If I want a kitchen gadget, I’ll buy it but certainly don’t do it for a gift.
Am I being harsh?
I know I was a little rough on him and have now realized that I need to tell him exactly what I want for mothers day. Hence why there is an entire post coming out tomorrow on the perfect mother’s day gifts. Feel free to spread the love to your hubs as well. Or in the case of those dads who give the duty to their daughters (COUGH, dad are you listening?!?), you can share it with them. They will definitely get the hint. You may have to be more specific with your husband.
After I got over being angry at my husband, I made the darn spiralizer sit in the cupboard for months. Until one day he got it out and dusted it off. Unfortunately, I took my anger out on this beautiful piece of equipment. I now realize how absurd I was and that I should take a chill pill more often. Please do not judge.
While I’ve only used it a few times, I take that back, while the hubs has only used it a few times I wonder why I don’t do more with it. Now it is on the counter and it is my prized possession. I’ve forgiven the hubs for buying such an ‘awful’ Mother’s day gift and he has forgiven me for my terrible behavior. We have all fallen in love with this amazing piece of equipment.
In fact, we are noodling everything. Like stat.
As a side note, 3 large sweet potatoes made two gallon sized baggies full of noodles. We enjoyed them the entire week and I don’t regret a minute of it. Perfect for leftovers, food prep or a quick meal anytime. That’s exactly what you want, right? An easy to cook, sweet potato breakfast.
Now can someone please show me how to soft fry an egg?
Pssst…it’s on Amazon for only $19.95. Check it out here.
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and spiralized
- 2 Tbsp butter
- ¼ cup water
- 1 lb breakfast sausage
- 3-4 cups spinach, chopped
- 1 8-ounce package mushrooms
- 4 eggs (optional)
- salt & pepper
- Spiralize the sweet potato.
- In a medium skillet, add 2 Tbsp butter and the spiralized sweet potato. Saute until beginning to soften and add water to finish cooking. Continue cooking until water has boiled off and 'noodles' have softened. Remove and set aside.
- In same skillet brown the sausage, drain and set aside.
- Add in mushrooms and cook until beginning to brown and add in chopped spinach until just wilted.
- Once the mushrooms are cooked and spinach is wilted add back in the sausage and noodles. Mix to incorporate and season with salt & pepper.
- Top with fried eggs (optional) and serve.