This is an Irish breakfast dish that has been made healthier. These Sunny Side Fries include delicious spicy baked sweet potato fries and they are topped with an egg sunny side up for the perfect drip of yolk.
As I mentioned in my recent post, I am trying to eat more adult meals. This means making more real food and cooking more. One particular evening I was wondering what on earth should I make for dinner.
Then I saw I had a carton of eggs still not used and sweet potatoes that are nearing expiration (probably). I’m weird about eating things that have been sitting there for a while, I’m pretty terrified of getting food poisoning so I tend to throw out food that is probably perfectly fine but I don’t like taking chances. Being sick and throwing up is not my idea of fun and I’d rather avoid it. Even if it means I’ll have to waste some food in the process.
Anyway, so yes – I knew I had to use one of the sweet potatoes soon. Then I thought of the time I went to this Irish pub a while back with my friend for brunch. The place was a bacon central and most of their dishes had bacon incorporated in it in some way. Now, don’t get too excited – I am not a bacon lover. Like, at all. I don’t eat bacon. I opted for a “side” option that was cheaper and felt like it would satisfy my needs at the time.
Sunny Side Fries.
It sounded weird enough but I didn’t see how it could taste bad. I love eggs, that drippy yolk… I love fries. Why not combine the two? Plus, who can argue with a meal for $4! So that’s what I got.
It was interesting… it was different than I expected. Probably because the fries were not very good and the eggs still had a good amount of runny whites which just makes me wanna gag. Another weird thing about me – I can’t eat eggs if I see the whites being still runny. It makes me think of snot and I just can’t make myself eat. It’s gross. Ha, this post is turning out to be about “food weirdness” more than the recipe. My bad.
SO I decided to recreate the Sunny Side Fries but make them healthier and better than the ones I had at that Irish Pub. I took my recipe for Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries and made the fries. Mmm… I missed those. So darn good.
And I topped it with a nice egg that’s been fried sunny side up! I made sure no runny whites were still there. The yolks were perfectly runny though.
I loved eating these with some ketchup. I almost felt like I was cheating on Sriracha. I’ve been loving Sriracha lately so much. Yes, again and forever the cred for the new obsession goes to Lindsay, haha.
Now onto the recipe…
Who doesn’t like that runny yolk… *swoon*
Questions for you:
- Have you ever had eggs with fries?
- How do you like your eggs cooked?
Let me know in the comments!