Hashbrown And Egg Nests

Looking for a new brunch idea for the weekend?  I have attempted these hashbrown and egg nests a few times now, and I FINALLY got it right.  Crispy, brown hashbrown cups filled with perfectly soft cooked eggs that spill yolk all over when you cut into them.  They are the perfect little breakfast cup, and are a FANTASTIC option for any upcoming brunch festivities … like, say, Easter?

Fill those muffin tins and triple (or sixtuple?) the recipe and you can feed quite a few people with perfectly cooked eggs, all at one time.  Your guests will be so impressed!  And happy.  And isn’t that what every host or hostess wants?  Happy happy guests.

They also work just as well for a low key weekend breakfast for two.  Happy Friday!

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Hashbrown And Egg Nests
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and coat four spaces of a muffin tin with olive oil.
  2. If you're working with frozen hashbrowns, take a few minutes to thaw them in a skillet over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper. (If using fresh hashbrowns, season with salt and pepper in a bowl).
  3. Scoop 1/2 cup of the hashbrown potatoes into each cup, and make a little pocket in the middle by packing the potatoes down and along the sides of each muffin tin. Brush the top of the hashbrowns with remaining olive oil.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until slightly browned around the edges.
  5. Remove pan from the oven and crack an egg into the middle of each hashbrown cup. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and fresh chives.
  6. Bake for 10 minute or until egg whites are cooked through but the yolks are still wobbly and runny on the inside.
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