Yam and Fresh Fig Skillet with Maple Chilli Glaze

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 2 servings


  •   2 small to medium sized yams, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 125 g pancetta, cut into ¼ inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 5 fresh figs, quartered
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (or hot sauce of choice), plus extra for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil over medium low heat in a large skillet. Fry pancetta until most of the fat is rendered and the pancetta is golden brown. Remove the pancetta from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside. Place cubed yams in the skillet with the pancetta fat and increase the heat to medium. While the yams are browning, whisk together the maple syrup and Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Pour ¾ of the mixture over the yams, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes or until yams are fork tender. Remove the lid and continue to cook until they are nice and crispy. Return the pancetta to the skillet and stir to combine. Create two wells in the yam/pancetta mixture to crack your eggs into. For soft eggs, place the skillet under the broiler for 2 minutes. For a hard yolk place the skillet in a preheated oven at 400F for approximately 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and scatter fresh figs and green onions on top, and drizzle with remaining maple chilli glaze. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with additional hot sauce if you like the heat!