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Cajun Sweet Potato ‘Waffles’
with fried egg / spring mix salad

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
We wanted to keep this meal super simple so that you could enjoy the fun of paleo-friendly sweet potato waffles!
Smarts: Be sure to adjust the temperature of the waffle maker as the shredded sweet potato 'waffles' cook. Lower the temperature if the outsides get too brown before the centers are cooked through and tender.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Cajun Sweet Potato ‘Waffles’ with Fried Egg:
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 1/2 lbs, grated
  • Eggs - 1 + 4
  • Oil, cooking - 2 tsp + 2 Tbsp
  • Cajun seasoning - 1 tsp (sub Jerk seasoning or any other spice mix of choice)
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp (skip if Cajun seasoning includes salt)
Spring Mix Salad with Cucumbers and Apples:
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Apples, any tart variety - 1, sliced
  • Cucumbers - 6 oz, thinly sliced
  • Spring mix - 8 oz (sub any salad greens)

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Prep

  1. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together mustard, vinegar, and lemon juice. Add olive oil while whisking. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Apples / Cucumbers / Sweet potatoes - Prep as directed. (No need to peel the sweet potatoes before grating.)
  3. Make waffle mixture - Whisk first portion of eggs in a mixing bowl. Add grated sweet potatoes, first portion of cooking oil, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Stir well.

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Make

  1. Heat up a waffle iron on medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray or rub with oil (be generous with this to prevent sticking).
  2. Spoon sweet potato waffle mixture into heated waffle iron (do this in batches until all of the batter has been used). Press the waffle iron closed and cook until potatoes are cooked in the middle and the exterior is golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes. (Note: In testing, we found these cooked best at medium heat, allowing for enough time to cook all the way through while still getting crisp on the outside.)
  3. While waffles are cooking, heat a nonstick pan with second portion of cooking oil over medium heat. Crack second portion of eggs into heated oil and fry on one side for sunny side-up or flip for over-easy.
  4. Just before serving, toss together apples, cucumbers, and greens. Add vinaigrette until dressed to your liking.
  5. Divide waffles between serving plates and top with fried eggs. Season with some salt and pepper. Enjoy salad on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (22)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (1)

Most Helpful

I made the sandwiches on a griddle since I don't own a waffle maker. They were tasty and it was a quick meal to put together. The salad's tartness was a good compliment to the cheesy sandwiches.

By: Geneva
Posted: Oct 18, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

21 reviews

Pathetic recipe. Can't believe I paid a subscription for this.

By: Leisl
Posted: Jan 28, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Kids enjoyed

By: Teresa
Posted: Nov 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was fine. Definitely one of the ones where the benefit is that I didn't have to spend time thinking about what we were having for dinner and just followed the plan rather than one where we had this amazing dining experience.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 10, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Such a great, simple meal! I love when a very easy, fast meal comes up on the menu. Flavors were great together as well (tart salad with savory cheesy sandwich!).

By: Elissa
Posted: Oct 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Thank you for a new twist on a simple meal. No fighting with the kiddoes on this one. This is my new go-to way of making grilled cheese.

By: justen
Posted: Oct 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yes, it was yummy, but I signed up for this because grilled cheese is the only thing I already know how to cook...

By: Carl
Posted: Oct 21, 2020
Diet: Original
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