I love the way the sweetness of the sweet potato compliments the flavors from the Italian sausage. This is another one of my quick dinner recipes.
1/2 pound Italian sausage
1 large sweet potato diced (1 cm)
1/2 medium onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded white cheddar
1 tablespoon olive oil
I start by cooking the sweet potato in the microwave steamer for about five minutes. Don’t cook it all the way through you wanted a bit “al dente” so it finishes cooking in the skillet. Drain well after steaming.
Heat up the olive oil in an oven safe skillet at medium heat. To it add the onion and garlic and cook until just starting to get translucent. Add the sausage and cook until starting to brown. Add the cooked sweet potato and finish cooking the sausage. Allow the sweet potato to finish cooking, while you do this the sweet potato will also pick up some of the sausage flavor. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs and milk, add shredded cheese. Pour this mixture in the skillet and allow to cook at medium-low heat until most of the egg mixture has set. Then finish cooking in the broiler set high until top is golden brown.
Note: A flavor variation suggestion is Spanish chorizo with red potatoes. When available I add spinach to add more veggies to the mix. Also feel free to use whatever shredded cheese you have available.
Approx Cost: 50 cents for 4 eggs, $1.25 for half pound of Italian sausage, 0.79 one pound (approx) sweet potato, $1 4-ounces shredded cheese, for a total of $3.54. Add a salad and you have dinner for four.
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