Recipe // Skillet Eggs in a Nest

Is there something you’ve wanted for years that you’ve just never actually felt like shoveling out the money for so you just go on with your life sad and dejected? That’s how I feel about a really solid veggie spiralizer. I have a handheld one but it’s pretty much only good for zucchini and carrots. I was to turn EVERYTHING into noodles. Eggplants, potatoes, beets, apples… all of it. I have this fantasy where I don’t consume any produce that isn’t in a spiral shape.

It’s kind of a dull fantasy, all things considered, but in my mind it’s freaking glorious.

I can’t really tell you why I haven’t just gotten one yet, for some reason I have the hardest time wanting to spend money on anything other than food and clothes.

Until that day comes, I will continue making my skillet hash with boring old cubed vegetables and try to be okay with it. I’m a little more than okay with this particular hash because of it’s ease, lack of dishes, and compact cuteness! There’s also just something nice about eating your meals straight out of the pan. My dad is a huge fan of this concept, always to my moms chagrin… but Mom! Less dishes to clean up! Get with the program!

Dishes are my LEAST favorite chore. Incidentally, it’s also the most annoying one to put off.

Hence the skillet breakfasts…


For this particular one, you will need:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 medium fuji apple
  • 2 links of chicken apple sausage
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 4 eggs


  • Dice the sweet potato and apple into pretty small pieces. The smaller they are, the faster they will cook which is especially important for potatoes.
  • Cut the sausage into “half moon” shapes. Which is to say, cut them into slices, then cut the slices in half.
  • Heat an 8 inch cast iron skillet on medium heat with the coconut oil in it.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and stir until they start to get brown on the edges.
  • Add in the sausage and do the same.
  • Then add the apple and spices and give it a quick toss. You don’t want the apples to cook for more than maybe 2 minutes.
  • With a spoon, make four small holes in the hash and crack the eggs directly into those holes. (does that sound a little bit dirty?)
  • Leave the pan on the stove for a couple of minutes until the whites start to cook, then throw it in the oven on the broil setting for 4/5 minutes depending on how cooked you want you yolks.
  • Eat it straight from the pan like a savage!

Do you have a favorite one pan skillet breakfast that is your go to? (hint: this will now be mine)