Crispy Skinned Sweet Potato and Avocado Mash with Poached Egg and Chimichurri Tell a Friend

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  • 2 - medium sweet potatoes
  • - olive oil
  • 2 - large eggs
  • - handful of greens (raw or sauteéd, spinach is a good option)
  • - salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chimichurri
  • 1 cups - loosely packed cilantro
  • 1 cups - loosely packed parsley
  • 1/3 cups - red onion
  • 4 cloves - garlic
  • 1/2 - jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 1/2 teaspoons - kosher salt
  • 1/2 cups - extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons - red wine vinegar
  • Avocado Mash
  • 1 - avocado
  • - fresh lime juice (from 1/2 a lime)
  • - olive oil
  • - salt and pepper, to taste
  • Directions:

    Chimichurri: (QUICK TIP: make this a day or two before)
    Roughly chop the cilantro, parsley, onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Mince until all are uniform in size. Place minced ingredients into a small bowl, add olive oil, vinegar, salt, and stir. Cover, and set it aside until you're ready to serve.

    Sweet Potatoes:
    Pre-heat the oven to 450º F. Place the sweet potatoes in large pot with cold, salted water. Bring to a boil, and from the time it begins to boil, cook them for 15 minutes. Potatoes should be fork tender, but not fully cooked. Remove potatoes from the water and place onto a baking sheet. Using a spatula, press down and flatten the potato slightly to crack open the skin. Generously drizzle with olive oil, and generously season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20-30 minutes, checking regularly. Once the skins look crispy.

    Avocado Mash:
    Place the avocado, lime juice, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper into a small bowl and smash with a fork until the avocado is mashed. Set aside.

    Poach your eggs, and set aside when done.

    Assemble the dish:
    Each plate contains, potatoes, a scoop of the avocado mash, greens, and a poached egg on the side. Top with a drizzle of the chimichurri.

    Brief Description

    Crispy roasted sweet potatoes topped with mashed avocado, greens, poached egg, and fresh chimichurri sauce.

    Main Ingredient:

    sweet potatoes

    Category:  Vegetables

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 35 min
    Cook Time: 50 min

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    Posted On:

    March 12, 2019

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