Egg in a Potato Nest

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

Source: Eggs Nature's Treasure This is a very simple and quick dish which would be good for breakfast or even a light lunch. It would be easy to jazz it up with some seasonings and bacon or ham but it's also good just as is.

Top Review by chefmick

made these for breakfast this morning. worked out great. I liked them so much I decided to try a couple of minor variations as well. first time made as written. Second time I shredded fresh potatoes and lined a skimming laddle to make a nest and flash fried them, added a few chives to nest and served with medium poached egg. third time i did the same thing but made deviled eggs and put both halves back together, making an egg surprise. some I served plain, while others where served with milk gravy. served all with bacon on the side. I imagine this would be great with quail eggs. I'll be trying that next time if I can get the quail eggs. Made a very different presentation on the table.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 1 cup of cheese and cooked hash brown potatoes.
  2. Grease 4 ramekins and divide cheese/potato mixture among them making a nest.
  3. Crack 1 egg in each next.
  4. Pierce egg yolk with toothpick or fork (very important or eggs will explode and make a mess of your microwave).
  5. Microwave on medium (50%) for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  7. Let stand 3 to 4 minutes.

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