Coconut and Curry Sweet Potato Nests with Eggs

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1 medium sweet potato
2 tsp canola, coconut oil, or sesame oil
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp green curry paste
1/2 tsp lime juice
1/8 tsp salt
2 egg
1 tsp canola oil (optional)
chopped scallions (optional)
1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
Nutritional Facts
Amount Per Serving
223 Calories
16 g
Saturated fat
7 g
315 mg
4 g
8 g
2 g
13 g


  1. Wash sweet potato. Peel, if desired, or cut off any bruised parts with a vegetable peeler or knife. Trim the ends so they are flat. Using a spiralizer, cut the sweet potato into long, curly, noodle-like strands. If some strands are very long, cut them into shorter lengths for ease in cooking. You should have about 4 cups (1 L) of sweet potato strands.

  2. In a frying pan, heat 2 tsp (10 mL) oil over medium heat. Add sweet potato, tossing to coat with oil. Cook, stirring frequently, until the strands are beginning to soften, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add coconut milk, green curry paste, lime juice and salt. Stir to blend well, making sure the curry paste is mixed in. Reduce heat slightly, if necessary. Cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

  4. While sweet potato is cooking, heat 1 tsp (5 mL) oil and fry eggs. Alternately, poach eggs in simmering water. Check the notes below for a baked option.

  5. Divide sweet potato mixture onto two plates, creating nests with large indented centres. Place a fried or poached egg in each nest. Sprinkle scallions and sesame seeds if using.



  • For easiest spiralizing, choose a round sweet potato over a long narrow one.
  • Don’t have a spiralizer? Some grocery stores sell packaged noodle-cut sweet potatoes. Or, try sautéing a diced or cubed sweet potato.
  • No green curry paste? The flavour won’t be the same, but you can substitute 1/4 tsp (1 mL) curry powder, or more to taste.
  • For baked eggs variation, divide sweet potato mixtures into an oven safe pan, creating nests with large indented centres. Crack 1 egg into each nest. Pop in the oven at 350 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes (or until you achieve your desired runniness).