Friday, May 10, 2013

Stuffed Sweet Potato {with black beans, arugula & a perfectly poached egg}

I think I might be in love, and I haven't even met you yet. 

I came across this recipe from a blog I follow, {How Sweet It Is} and clicked print almost instantaneously. There is something about a stuffed baked potato that makes me feel all warm and gooey inside. And while the Irish girl in me loves a good potato, I know that the hips on that Irish girl do not appreciate what the food of my people does to them. So, when I saw this recipe for a stuffed sweet potato, I thought "Holy Guacamole! stuffed, cheesy, AND not horrible for me?! I'm in. 

Mind you, this recipe has not been tested yet {at least, not by me} so I cannot yet make any definitive decisions about this little stuffy, but I look very much forward to trying him out next week while the boyfriend is away. I'm so excited and nervous at the same time. I feel like I'm doing something I shouldn't. 

So let's get to it, shall we? 

The Recipe
Black Bean, Arugula & Poached Egg 
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Recipe courtesy of {How Sweet It Is}

4 medium sweet potatoes
1 cup black beans
4 ounces fontina cheese, freshly grated
2 cups fresh arugula
1 teaspoon olive oil
half a lemon, juiced
4 eggs, cooked as desired
salt and pepper

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Poke sweet potatoes with a fork and then place on a baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 30-40 minutes more. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Carefully slice down the center of the potato, pushing the skin open. 
  • While the potatoes are cooking/cooling, poach your eggs. If you do this when the potatoes have a few minutes left, they will be ready at the same time and you won't have to wait.
  • Stuff each potato with an ounce of cheese, then top equally with black beans. (if you want the cheese melted, put back in the oven for a few minutes)
  • Season arugula with olive oil and lemon juice, then add a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add it on top of the black beans, then add your cooked eggs on top of the arugula.
For information regarding poaching eggs, please click here for Alton's recipe. 

Laugh much,

cook often,

and always

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