(this is based on a Foodnetwork.com recipe, which you can follow the link to above)
THE GOODS - I halved the Foodnetwork recipe to make enough for 3 hungry people
1/2 stick unsalted butter, divided ($1.99 for 2 sticks)
6-8 fresh sage leaves, divided ($1 for one bunch, more than enough)
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes ($0.79)
1 cup water (FREE)
1 Vidalia or sweet onions, chopped ($0.40)
6 large eggs ($0.80)
Grand Total: $4.98 for 3 people - $1.66 per person!!!
Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 sage leaves and fry quickly until crisp, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Reserve.
Add the sweet potatoes to the skillet, toss until coated in the butter, then add the water and the remaining 8 sage leaves. Bring the water to a simmer and cook the potatoes, uncovered, until the water has evaporated and the potatoes are just fork tender, about 10 minutes. (I like them crispy so I really let them crisp!) If there is any excess water in the pan, remove it with a large spoon and reserve. Continue cooking the potatoes, scraping the pan frequently with a spoon, until crusty brown, about 10 more minutes. Add a tablespoon of the leftover cooking liquid or fresh water if the potatoes stick or begin to scorch.
Plate the potatoes in the center of 4 plates with the caramelized onions alongside. Top each plate with 2 fried eggs, garnish with a fried sage leaf and enjoy.
In my case, have a guest kind enough to treat you to a blackbottom (a.k.a. chocolate cream cheese) muffin, chocolate croissant, and 3 foot long baguette to serve alongside your sweet feast.You'll be ready to go back to sleep in a jiffy.