sweet potato egg recipe

Grainne Parker’s Sweet Potato Egg Recipe

Invite a gang around for brunch with this delicious sweet potato egg recipe from Grainne Parker and watch them ask for seconds.

Speaking about this sweet potato egg recipe, Grainne says: “This is the most amazing dish, filling nutritious and so easy. You could make a few pans of this if you are having people over for brunch at the weekend. It makes a really tasty and easy meal when time is short midweek.”

Serves 4

You will need:

1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated

4 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 heaped tsp sweet paprika

25g butter

4 eggs


  • Tip the sweet potato into a bowl.
  • Add the parsley and paprika and season to taste.
  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan and tip all the sweet potato in. Stir to ensure it is well covered in the melted butter and then cook on a low/ medium heat, stirring from time to time with a wooden spoon. The sweet potato will be almost cooked after about ten minutes.
  • Make four wells and add the eggs. Cover the pan with a lid or large plate, turn the heat down to low/medium and cook the eggs to your liking. They will cook gently rather than fry and are lovely!
  • As an alternative, you could finish in the oven at 180°C – it takes about ten minutes for the egg white to set.
  • Serve with some crusty sourdough or a dollop of Guacamole to finish.



Taken from Move, Train, Nourish: The Sustainable Way To A Healthier You by Dominic Munnelly and Grainne Parker (Collins Press)


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