[Recipe] Breakfast eggs on spicy sweet potato rosti

Recipe – Breakfast eggs on spicy sweet potato rosti

A delicious healthy recipe commissioned from Sleekgeek Success Story turned Coach,  Sylvia Frank (read more about her here).

Carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.


  • Recommended for: Breakfast


  • Quality Protein
    • 1 egg
  • Colourful Veggies
    • 1/4 a cup chopped onion
    • 1/4 a cup loosely packed fresh coriander
    • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
    • 1/2 small tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • Smart Carb
    • 1/2 medium sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated
    • 1/2 tbsp tapioca flour/cornflour
  • Healthy Fat
    • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil/olive oil for frying.
  • Herbs, Spices, Extras
    • 1/4 a tsp cumin seeds
    • Pinch ground black pepper
    • Pinch salt
    • Tsp of your favourite masala/curry powder
    • Pinch cayenne pepper


  • Frying pan
  • Chopping knife
  • Chopping board
  • Teaspoon
  • Cup measure
  • Grater
  • Spatula/egg lifter

Ingredients are based off the Sleekgeek Food List, combined together using the Sleekgeek Healthy Meal Template, and portioned out with the Sleekgeek Portion Control Guide.


  • Peel and coarsely grate your sweet potato, let stand in a bowl.
  • Finely grate a knob of fresh ginger.
  • Finely chop your half onion.
  • Finely chop your coriander leaves.
  • Crush a clove of garlic finely.
  • After at least 10 minutes, squeeze all the liquid out of your grated potato, squeeze very hard.
  • Mix together the grated potato, coriander, garlic, ginger, onion, cumin seeds, salt, pepper, cayenne, masala and tapioca flour and mix very well.
  • Heat your oil in your frying pan.
  • Divide your sweet potato mixture into 4 portions.
  • Form the potato mixture into squeezed, firm balls and place in pan to fry.
  • As it starts frying, gently press the balls downwards to form pattie shapes of about 2cm thick. Fry on medium heat for about 4 minutes or until it becomes possible to carefully flip the rosti with an egg lifter.
  • Fry on the other side until browned, cooked through and looking delicious.
  • Remove rosti’s from pan.
  • Fry two eggs as you like them.

To Serve

  • Place your rosti on your serving plate.
  • Top with your fried eggs
  • Garnish with coriander leaf and a chilli if desired.
  • Serve with a side of chopped tomato.

This recipe is carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.

See the FULL Sleekgeek Nutrition Guide here (it’s free).