Spanish Style Sweet Potato Omelette


This week’s recipe idea.
Spanish Style Sweet Potato Omelette:
Makes 4 omelettes

I love Sweet Potatoes. It has been a family favourite for many years and I have found it to be an exceptionally versatile vegetable. It’s great on its own, but can also be used to bulk up recipes; anything from curries to soups can be stretched by simply incorporating Sweet Potatoes. Today’s recipe combines the sweetness of this vegetable with a few savoury spices to create an easy lunch that even the youngest members of the family will gobble up.

4 Medium to large Sweet Potatoes (Coarsely Grated )
8 Extra Large Eggs
4 Tbsp Butter/Ghee

Sea salt/himalayan pink salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Onion Powder to taste (I used the Woolworths brand)
Dried mixed herbs to taste
If you have a non-stick pan at your disposal it would work best as you will be re-using it to cook all the omelettes separately; but any of your favourite pans will do. Divide the grated Sweet Potatoes into four equal batches. In a frying pan, heat 1 Tbsp Butter/Ghee. You want to start off with medium to high heat. Once the butter is melted, you can add the Sweet Potatoes, stir frying them until they are slightly browned. Whilst the Sweet Potatoes are browning you can go ahead and whisk two of the eggs. Once the Sweet Potatoes are slightly browned, add the spices and herbs to taste. Now you are ready to add the whisked eggs. Use a fork to spread the egg around so that it covers all the Sweet Potatoes. Turn the heat to a lower setting, cover with a lid and leave to cook until the eggs have just set. Serve. Repeat 3 more times. These Spanish inspired creations are best served hot.
A few notes:
If you want to experiment a bit, you can replace the Sweet Potatoes with Potatoes or Turnips. If you wanted to add some smokiness and make this meal even more filling, you could easily add some meat; bacon is always a good choice, but salami pieces would also work beautifully. Experiment all you want!
Why I love Sweet Potatoes:
Sweet potatoes are high in many important nutrients. They contain a good amount of fiber as well as vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese and several other vitamins and minerals.
Research has shown that Sweet potatoes have the following benefits. They can assist in stabilizing blood sugar levels. They are high in antioxidants and can also boost brain function. Sweet Potatoes can also enhance your immunity, promote vision health and aid in weight loss.

For more information on these benefits and nutritional value please visit

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*Sweet Potatoes

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