Sweet Potato Cakes & Poached Eggs


  • 1-2 Eggs per person

For the Sweet Potato Cakes:

  • 200g of Sweet Potato (approx 2 Small)
  • 1/2 Cup of Ground Almonds (60g)
  • 1 Egg
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of Paprika
  • Coconut Oil

This is an oldie but a goodie- it’s one of my earliest blog recipes and I had been meaning to retest and tweak it for ages. Sweet potato and eggs are a match made in heaven, the crispy edges soak up the runny yolk in the most perfect way. This recipe is so simple but it takes a little time as the sweet potatoes need to cook, so make these when you have time to sip on a coffee while they’re in the oven. If you’re really organised make the fritters ahead of time and then just pop them in the oven to reheat while you make the eggs.

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Preheat the oven to 180’C. Start by grating your sweet potatoes. Add the sweet potato to a bowl with one egg, the ground almonds, paprika and a good pinch of coarse salt and pepper. Mix it well with your hands.

Heat some coconut oil in a pan on medium heat. Use your hands pat the mixture into four cakes and then pop them in the pan.

Cook for about 4 minutes each side until they’re nice and crispy and then pop them in the oven at 200’C for  about 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

During the last few minutes of their oven time, poach your eggs. Plate the cakes with the eggs on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

12 Comments to Sweet Potato Cakes & Poached Eggs

  1. same, we’re quite obsessed with eggs too and will be putting up a couple of egg recipes early next week. Yours looks delish… esp the sweet Potato cake! We’ll definitely be giving it a try!

  2. love sweet potatoes and poached eggs. so this is perfect meal for me 🙂

  3. cloudthyme says:

    These look wonderful! Love this idea for brunch!

  4. Yum. Great idea. And two of my favorite foods together. I cant wait to try.

  5. Coilin says:

    Where do you get your almond flour (in Dublin)?

    • Indy Power says:

      I get it in Select Stores in Dalkey, The Punnet in Glenageary or my local Supervalu, they have ground almonds in most supermarkets now so you should be able to find them easily!

      • Coilin says:

        Ah, ground almonds and almond flour are pretty much the same thing so? Excellent, thanks.

        • Indy Power says:

          Yep they’re basically exactly the same so you can use them interchangeably, it’s just a tiny difference in how finely ground the almonds are!

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  7. I was just looking for a new recipe to shake up my weekend eggs routine! Will be trying this out soon. Thanks

  8. Colette says:

    Hi…as I have an allergy to almonds I’m wondering if there is anything I could substitute for the almond flour in the potato cakes?