Good morning, sunshine!
These funky little quiches make a great do-ahead breakfast item. They're portable, versatile, filling, and delicious. All you need is a muffin tin, a box grater, and a skillet.
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Curried Eggs in Sweet Potato Nests
For the sweet potato nests:
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
- 2 Tbsp flax seed meal
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 cup gluten free oats, coarsely ground in a spice grinder (for paleo sub other flour)
For the stir-fried kale:
- 10 oz. baby kale
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- pinch of salt
For the curried eggs:
- 8 extra large eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut cream (the solids from a can of coconut milk, water drained)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp curry powder
- Mix the sweet potatoes with the sea salt and flax seed meal, and let the mixture sit for a few minutes while you prepare the kale.
- Quickly stir-fry the kale in the coconut oil, preferably in a cast iron skillet.
- In a clean dish towel, or between thick paper towels, squeeze the excess liquid out of the sweet potatoes. They will stick together, thanks to the flax seed meal.
- Combine the sweet potatoes with the melted coconut oil and onion powder.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While the oven is preheating, begin to press golf ball-sized amounts of the sweet potato mixture into the cavities of a muffin pan.
- Place the pan in the oven and pre-roast the nests for 10-12 minutes.
- While the nests are firming up, whisk the eggs together with the coconut cream, salt, and curry powder. You may need to put it all in a blender to get the curry powder to incorporate fully.
- Pull the nests out of the oven and let them cool.
- Divide the cooked kale among the 12 nests.
- Put the egg mixture in a measuring cup with a spout for easier pouring.
- Pour the egg mixture over the kale to fill the nests.
- Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
- Bake the nests for 18-22 minutes, checking that they are fully cooked in the middle. If you see a couple begin to lift themselves out of the molds, they're ready.
- To reheat, turn the oven on broil and place the quiches upside down on an oven-safe plate. Broil on low for about five minutes, then flip them and broil until the tops are crisp.