Chorizo with Fried Eggs and Sweet Potato Noodles

Chorizo with Fried Eggs and Sweet Potato Noodles

Weekend breakfasts are my time to experiment at a leisurely pace, which means I can slow cook some bacon on a cast iron pan. Seriously though, get yourself a good cast iron pan for slow cooking bacon, it is worth it. I like crispy bacon and the cast iron pan spreads the heat evenly But, back to today's breakfast - I also love eating chorizo in place of bacon. You can find good Mexican-seasoned chorizo (or if you are vegan, stores carry soy-rizo for a similar flavor). The spicy chorizo goes very well with the sweetness of the yam (sweet potato to most people, technically it is a yam), and topped with a fried egg - a perfect meal for a Saturday morning full of laundry and cleaning. 

1 medium orange sweet potato, peeled and spiralized

1 tube of pork or beef chorizo

1-2 tablespoons of cooking fat (Meg used bacon fat)

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 green onion, chopped

2 eggs

avocado for topping

salt and pepper for flavoring

Get out your spiralizer and turn your peeled sweet potato into noodles. Set on to a paper towel and squeeze the liquid out. This allows your noodles to crisp up better. You do not have to do this, but I like my noodles to get crispy like hash browns. 

In a non-stick pan, heat the cooking fat over medium heat. Put your noodles into the pan and coat in the fat, then spread evenly. After 5 minutes, add the garlic, green onions, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5-7 minutes, making sure the noodles do not burn. Go ahead and plate your noodles

In a separate pan, heat the chorizo over medium heat. Cook for about 8 minutes, and remove from the heat. There is a lot of fat in the meat, so you do not actually need to add any oil to the pan. I like to cook off a lot of the fat, or even drain the chorizo on a few paper towels on a plate. 

In the pan that you used to cook the sweet potato noodles, heat some cooking fat over medium high heat, crack your two eggs and fry to your desire level of yolk texture. I prefer mine to be runny, so I cook about 3 minutes on one side, sprinkle some salt and pepper, then flip the egg for another minute. Layer the chorizo on top of the noodles, top with the fried eggs and top with from avocado and salsa.

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