3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
oil or lard
1 onion, chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cup whole milk or cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350
Heat oil in an oven safe pan over medium heat (we love to use a cast iron skillet). Cook onions 7-8 minutes or until caramelized. Remove the onions, but leave the oil. Add sweet potatoes and cook until soft. Spread the onions over the sweet potato. Whisk together in a bowl the salt, pepper, milk or cream, and eggs, then pour this mixture over the sweet potatoes and onions. Give the pan a gentle shake to distribute everything and allow to set a moment while on the stove. Top with the cheddar cheese and place pan in oven. Bale for 30 minutes, until the eggs are completely set and the top is browned and bubbly. Cool, cut into wedges, and serve!