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Sausage Sweet Potato Quiche

I love having something made ahead of time for breakfast on weekday mornings. If I’m going to CrossFit, I’ll have my usual shake, then eat something after I get to school. If I’m sleeping in, I will maximize every minute of sleep time, and I want something I can heat and eat quickly. This is another fantastic recipe from Danielle Walker‘s first cookbook, Against All Grain.

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With this cookbook, I have a new arsenal of recipes to try and enjoy. This breakfast recipe will make you wonder if it could get any easier, after tackling one teeny issue…

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This is also the first time I ever used a mandolin. My mother had one and all I can remember is she once cut her finger on it. She put it away never to be seen again. Fast forward to a few years ago when Stephen was talking to Grandma about using something to quick slice potatoes. She pulled out her original German V-slicer. It was her back-up replacement in case something ever happened to her first digit remover. Of all things to make sure you have non-stop inventory…she chose this. He and I both were excited (him) and apalled (me). She gave it to him and he has used it often ever since then. Not me. I value my fingertips.

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However, he was not here when I needed some thin sliced potatoes. I’m sure I could have done them by hand. But Danielle Walker’s recipe deserves my best effort and my best effort involved a complicated super sharp device that required me to read the instructions before I could even figure out how to take thing apart. Well, I couldn’t read German but I could use the pictures enough to figure it out. By the time I got the thing off the track and the safety helmet thing, I was a sweaty mess. But I got it right!

I promise, this recipe is worth the effort (and possibly the months of therapy because there is no fear like the fear of slicing off a finger).

So, if you need a good recipe for a potluck brunch, read-made breakfast that is faster than drive-thru, or you just want an excuse to play with sharp shiny things, this is your best bet! It reheats beautifully in the oven or microwave, too.

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