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Recipe: Sweet Potato and Leek Omelet


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There are two ways to make an omelet: the French way, which is very energetic and requires practice, or the laid back, breakfast way. This recipe is the latter.

Type of dish: Breakfast, Lunch
Servings: 2
Equipment: Skillet


  • 1 TB lard
  • 2 cups (¾ pound) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup sliced leek, preferably the white part
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 TB coconut milk
  • pinch of cayenne
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 TB fresh parsley, chopped to garnish


  1. Heat lard in a large sauté pan or skillet at medium heat, add sweet potato and sauté until tender and well browned.
  2. Add leek and continue to cook, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together eggs, coconut milk, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stir in sweet potato and leek mixture and then separate the mixture into 2 equal parts.
  5. Reheat the skillet to medium heat, add more lard if necessary, and pour in 1 part of mixture.
  6. With a fork, stir the mixture in the center 2 or 3 times.
  7. After 2 minutes, fold the omelet over with a spatula.
  8. Continue to cook for 1 minute and then remove the omelet to a plate and garnish with parsley.
  9. Repeat this process with the second omelet.


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  1. Forgive my ignorance but as an Englishman we use different words and abbreviations. What is a TB?

  2. I am slowly learning new methods for cooking foods and this looks like a great recipe I am going to try. The last time I cooked an omelette I messed it up and hope it will go better this time. Can I substitute coconut oil though for the lard? I think I am going try that instead.

  3. I never thought of putting sweet potato in an omelette before! Thank you for this recipe, just tried it and it was delish! Love the sweetness of sweet potato with the saltiness of the omelette. My 12 month old loved it too (I did it without the cayenne or black pepper), so I think this is going to be a regular in our household! I often do omelettes with grated carrot & zucchini so this is a nice change to add to the repertoire, thanks! 🙂

  4. Lard? You do me non-hydrogenated lard correct? Which, by the way, I can’t find in the supermarket.

  5. Also after you pour in, pull the mixture towards the middle to cook the rest of the raw eggs. Much more even cook. enjoy

  6. This sounds just like a French omelette. ha ha. I hate to debate but omelettes do not have milk in them. Scrambled eggs do. Omelette just needs 2 eggs and a half a tablespoon of water plus salt and pepper. Much lighter and will flip better

  7. Interesting recipe, love the idea of sweet potatoes in an omelette. I am just working myself up to liking omelets, but recipes like this help. I know they are so good for recovery, and with the 85mpw my body has right now, I need every bit of nutrition I can get. Thanks for the idea 🙂