- 1 sweet potato
- 1 Tbs medium heat oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbs butter
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1 tsp sriracha (or to taste)
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place sweet potato in oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, until it easily pierces with a fork all the way through.
- Heat oil over medium heat in a frying pan until water evaporates upon contact.
- Crack eggs into pan gently and cook until edges brown and whites bubble and become firm, about 3-4 minutes. Either serve sunny side up or flip once for about 30 seconds and serve eggs over easy.
- Heat butter, honey, and sriracha over medium-low heat and stir with a whisk or fork until melted and mixed together, about 30 seconds.
- Slice sweet potato and serve topped with eggs and sriracha honey butter. Sprinkle with pinch of sea salt to finish.
This breakfast is my attempt to copycat one of my favorite breakfast places in Berkeley, Sam’s Log Cabin. The sriracha/sweet/salty combo mixed with the egg yolk is A-MAZING.
Pre or Post-Exercise Option
It also makes for a really awesome post-exercise snack or meal to refuel your glycogen stores and also repair muscle tissue. Try to consume within 30-45 minutes after exercise for maximum benefit. To make it a pre-exercise snack or meal, only use one egg and go light on the butter to increase the ratio of carbohydrates to protein and fat.
Importance of Quality
As always, quality of ingredients is key. Make sure to use pasture raised eggs and grass-fed butter for anti-inflammatory benefits (higher vitamin A and Omega-3 fats). Plus, if your eggs are really fresh then the whites will spread out less in the pan, which makes fried eggs much easier to cook.