...celebrating flavorful food
1. the roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, as birds and most reptiles, consisting of an ovum and its envelope of albumen, jelly, membranes, egg case, or shell, according to species.
2. such a body produced by a domestic bird, especially the hen.
by Susan Andrews
(see also The Cooking Jar)
Preheat oven to 425F
These are the directions for two nests.
You will need one cupcake tin with large cups. Add a little butter into two of the baking cups and melt in oven. The recipe doesn't call for this but I like a nice buttery flavor.
mix together hash browns, cheese, olive oil, salt & pepper. I found that the hash browns needed quite a bit of salt but I don't like bland food. I used mexi blend shredded cheese but use your favorite!
I used 1C of hash browns for 2 large egg nests & a handful of cheese. Don't be stingy w/ your cheese love! Just a drizzle of Olive oil should do it.
add the hash brown, cheese mixture to cups and shape into nests
Place in oven for 15 mins.
Once nests are cooked remove from oven & add an egg to each cup w/ a sprinkle of salt & pepper. You can also add some shredded cheese to the top if you want. Back in the oven at 350 this time for 13-16 mins.
I serve w/ bacon on the side so I skip the crumbly bacon part.
Serve w/ a dollop of sour cream & some salsa verde. Really, any salsa would be good! These are also good served w/ country gravy! Yum!
Notes: I use the larger cupcake tins because I like the way they cook. I get them at Walmart in the baking aisle for a great price!
I prefer using the finer shredded potatoes for this recipe.
I garnished with parsley but shouldn't have garnished w/ cilantro since I served it w/ salsa...duh!
They're not only delicious, they're happy & who doesn't like happy?!