Mexican Scramble

This recipe is inspired by the Mexican Scramble at Au Coquelet Cafe/Bakery in Berkeley, CA. I ate that almost every day while I was in Northern California. Though not paleo, it was amazing. I paleo-ified their recipe so I could eat it without the guilt. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Also, if in Berkeley, I highly recommend this place. They make everything in house and use local, organic ingredients whenever possible.

Paleo Mexican Scramble (Serves 2-4)
-Half a yam (or sweet potato), diced
-Half a bell pepper, diced
-Minced green onion and cilantro (about 1/4 cup combined)
-4 eggs
-Seasonings to taste: paprika, chile powder, cumin, pepper, salt
-Fat of choice

There are a few ways to do this. I think this method (roasting yams separately) was the most efficient. You could always cook the yams in the skillet if you want.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place diced yams or sweet potatoes in a single layer. Generously dust with seasonings and place in oven for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.


Meanwhile… In a large skillet not too far away…
Heat your fat of choice. Add bell peppers and sauté. Add green onion and cilantro.


Add your yams/sweet potatoes.


Add eggs. Scramble.


Serve! I topped mine with leftover pico de gallo. Recipe here.




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My name is Ali. I love food and cooking, but I am also incredibly busy. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Doctoral Candidate in the History Department at USC. Follow me if you'd like some of my paleo culinary creations! All recipes property of Alicia Gutierrez-Romine

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