With the holidays right around the corner, I’ve noticed the blogosphere blowing up with holiday dishes you must make for your next potluck or get together. But no one ever pays any attention to what to serve your house guests for the most important meal of the day!
I am slightly weird (only slightly…) in that I love breakfast for dinner. Fortunately, the Viper Pilot tolerates my weirdness. The other night, I made Thanksgiving breakfast: sweet potato frittata served with cranberry salsa. We even drank orange juice with it at 7 o’clock at night.
This dish has all the classic Thanksgiving dinner ingredients, but concocted into the most delicious breakfast to start off everyone’s disposition on the right foot, er…turkey leg? After all, happy guests with full bellies are the best kind!
Sweet Potato Frittata
adapted from BH&G
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1-1/2 cups peeled, sliced, and halved sweet potato (about 1 small/medium sweet potato)
- 2 oz chopped ham (leftovers work great — try turkey!)
- dash salt
- dash ground white pepper
- 8 eggs, beaten
- splash milk
- 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1/3 cup chutney
The frittata can be made with ham or turkey. Serve it with the slightly sweet salsa that play up contrasting flavors: sweet, sour, spicy, and poignant. The chutney, a traditional Indian relish, is responsible for the added verve in the salsa. I used mango chutney, but I think lime would be good, as well.
Still need ideas for Thanksgiving dinner?
If you’re still looking for the perfect dish to take to your holiday potluck or family gathering, check out sweet potato, apple, cranberry bake, or cheesy, macaroni corn casserole. If you’re more thankful for sweets (it’s okay, I am too) try my mother-in-law’s cranberry pecan pie or my mom’s pistachio cranberry bark. They aren’t exactly the healthiest of recipes, but I like to let myself splurge on Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and pay for it later. I’m a healthy eater every other day of the year and I work out frequently, so that’s how I justify it. I suppose some day I’ll try to clean up my Thanksgiving dinner recipes, but for now, I’m sticking to the old school ones. There’s a reason they’ve been passed down multiple generations in our families… 😉 It’s okay to be thankful for food.