There’s nothing better than a delicious and decadent produce-filled breakfast to get your day going. I mean, it’s already a great day and you just woke up! I hope you love my fritters!
Jen’s Butternut Squash, Beet, Potato and Rutabaga Fritters with Bacon and Egg
1 small butternut squash – just the trunk, peeled and end cut off, halved
1 rutabaga – peeled and end cut off, halved
1 beet – peeled and end cut off, halved
1 russet potato – peeling is optional
Use the small grating plate on your food processor to grate everything. No food processor? No problem! Grate everything on your box grater and get a little extra arm activity. Move to paper towels.
2 teaspoons salt
Sprinkle and toss. Let it sit while you get everything else together.
2 slices bacon per person
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Add 2 slices bacon per person in a single layer. Place in a cold oven and turn it to 400 degrees F on a rack at the bottom of the oven. Bake the bacon for about 20 minutes, adjusted to your very strongly held beliefs of the bacon-doneness level.
1 teaspoon fresh pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
a handful of fresh parsley – chopped. Set a little aside to garnish.
Whisk together. Squeeze as much excess liquid out of the veggies as you can and add to the eggs.
Add a little of your oil or fat of choice to a skillet. Drop the veg batter in little 1/4 cup nests into the pan, flatten with your measuring cup, and fry til golden brown on each side. Blot on paper towel and plate. Mine made 12 fritters.
2 eggs per person
Pull the hot skillet out of the oven and crack in two eggs per person and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Place back in the oven and turn on the broiler for about two minutes for perfectly runny yolks. Top two or three fritter nests with two slices of bacon and two eggs, garnish with that extra parsley and hand to a smiling person.
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