Sweet Potato & Cheddar Haystacks with Eggs & Chilli Dressing Recipe | Abel & Cole
Sweet Potato & Cheddar Haystacks with Eggs & Chilli Dressing
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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Create crispy piles of cheddar-studded sweet potato hash browns and top them with creamy avocado, organic eggs and some zingy, fiery herb dressing. Then devour the lot.
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877 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 250g sweet potatoes
  • 100g potatoes
  • 100g cheddar
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 chilli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A handful of mint, leaves only
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 avocado
  • 50g rocket
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 180°C/Fan 170°C/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  • 2.

    Scrub the sweet and normal potatoes. Coarsely grate them. Place into a large bowl.

  • 3.

    Coarsley grate the cheddar and add to the potatoes. Add 2 tsp caraway seeds and plenty of salt and pepper. Beat 1 egg. Pour into the potatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil. Mix everything together really well.

  • 4.

    Dollop 6 spoonfuls onto the baking tray. Lightly press down on the mounds with your hands to squish them together. Slide the tray into the oven and cook for 25-30 mins. They should be crisp on the outside and cooked through in the middle.

  • 5.

    While the hash browns cook, halve the chilli. Flick out the seeds and finely chop it. Finely chop the mint leaves. Peel and grate the garlic. Zest and juice the lemon into a bowl. Add the chilli, mint and garlic. Whisk with 1 tbsp olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. This is your dressing.

  • 6.

    Halve the avocado and scoop out the flesh. Thinly slice it. Toss with a little of the chilli dressing to stop it going brown.

  • 7.

    When the hash browns have 5 mins left to cook, fill a small pan with boiling water. Crack an egg into a small dish. Carefully lower it into the pan of gently boiling water. Repeat with the other eggs. Cook on a gentle bubble for 2 mins for a runny yolk or 3 mins for a slightly more well-cooked yolk. Lift out of the pan with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with kitchen paper. You may need to do this in batches of 2 eggs at a time.

  • 8.

    Arrange the rocket on two plates. Top with the hash browns, a few slices of avocado and a couple of eggs each. Drizzle over the zingy mint dressing to serve.

  • Tip

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    Avocado a little firm? Pop in a brown paper bag with the banana we sent you for a couple of days and it should soften right up.