Tar Heel Omelette

March Madness, let’s get ready for the next game. As you already know, I have picked North Carolina to win it all.    To start the day off right I am serving a Tar Heel (sweet potato) omelette for breakfast.

Tar Heel Omelette

North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the country hence the name Tar Heel Omelette.  To get started these are the ingredients you need:  1/2 stick butter, 5 small sweet potatoes, 2 green onions, minced,  1/4 cup Mexican chorizo sausage remove from casing and cubed, 3 tablespoons spinach,rolled and thinly sliced,  4 eggs, 3 tablespoons milk, oil for frying.

Pierce 2 sweet potato with a fork and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes.  Remove and peel the potato, cube, set aside. In a bowl, whisk the eggs and milk.  In a cast iron skillet melt 1/2 stick of butter. Add  chorizo cook until done, add sweet potatoes, continue to cook until the sweet potatoes are light brown.  This will take 7 to 10 minutes.  Add the green onions and spinach stir well and continue to cook. Salt and pepper to taste.  Add the egg mixture.  The eggs will spread to the end of the skillet.  Allow this mixture to brown around the edges and bubble in the middle which indicates the omelette is done.  With a spatula remove from skillet.    Slice remaining 3 sweet potatoes in quarters.  Dump into hot oil and fry.  Remove from skillet when the potatoes are golden brown.  Sprinkle salt, sugar and cinnamon.   Serve with the omelette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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