Thursday, April 14, 2011

Potato Nests


  • 1  20-oz. pkg.  refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2    eggs, beaten
  • 1  Tbsp.  snipped fresh chives
  • 1/2  tsp.  salt
  • 12    eggs
  • 2/3  cup  milk
  • 1/4  tsp.  salt
  • 1/4  tsp.  ground black pepper
  • 2  Tbsp.  butter or margarine
  • 1-1/2  cups  shredded American cheese (6 ounces)
  •     Fresh chives (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, the 2 beaten eggs, chives, and the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Shape mixture into 12 mounds (about 1/3 cup each) on prepared baking sheet. Press the back of a tablespoon into each mound, making a nest. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned and set.
2. Meanwhile, beat together the 12 eggs, milk, the 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper with a rotary beater. In a 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook over medium heat without stirring until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around edge.
3. With a spatula, lift and fold the partially cooked egg mxiture so that the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked through but is still glossy and moist. Remove from heat.
4. Spoon about 1/3 cup of egg mixture into each potato nest. Sprinkle cheese over eggs. Return to oven; bake about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. If desired, garnish with chives. Makes: 12 servings

nutrition facts

  • Calories205.3, 
  • Total Fat (g)12.4, 
  • Saturated Fat (g)6, 
  • Cholesterol (mg)266.3, 
  • Sodium (mg)487.6, 
  • Carbohydrate (g)11, 
  • Fiber (g).6, 
  • Protein (g)12.2, 
  • Vitamin C (DV%)5,
  • Calcium (DV%)13, 
  • Iron (DV%)6, 
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

My variations . . . Use large muffin pan instead of baking sheet . . . substitute cheddar cheese for american cheese . . . add bacon or sausage.  What an awesome presentation!

Recipe and photo source:  Better Homes and Gardens

1 comment:

Colleen said...

This looks delicious Gina! Yummm!

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