Eggs Baked in Potatoes

"From Hungarian American Cooking 1938, Rosa Green. I haven't made these yet but they sound great. Cooking and prep time are a guess."
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  • Bake the potatoes.
  • Scoop out the pulp, after cutting a thin slice from the length of the potato.
  • Mash pulp to a creamy fluff with butter, hot milk, salt and pepper.
  • Fill potato shells, leaving a dent in the middle of each to hold a raw egg.
  • Break 1 or 2 eggs into each potato.
  • Cover with cheese.
  • Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes until the egg is firm and cheese is browned.

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  1. Zwerg
    Make potatoes ahead of time for camping, wrap potatoes top side up in foil, refridgerate till ready to use. At camp fire open top of foil, add eggs & cheese. Cook on a grate over the hot coals till eggs are cooked and cheese is melted. Great Stuff!!!!!
  2. loof751
    Loved this recipe, tasty, inexpensive and filling. I used monterrey jack and mixed a little of the cheese into the potato as well before I stuffed it back into the shell. For some reason it took my egg about 25 minutes to cook enough. Enjoyed this great quick dinner - thanks for sharing the recipe!
  3. Auntie Jan
    This is an awesome quick dinner meal. I like eggs for dinner sometimes but this took 1 step higher. I scrambled my egg just a bit before putting in the potato and with the cheese added to it,yummmy. This is definately a keeper. Thanks for the great recipe!!!
  4. I'mPat
    Made this for the DM for her dinner (she had a big lunch so wasn't wanting much) i used a medium sized Carisma potato (low GI white potato) but unless I only put a very small portion of the mashed potato back in I was not going to get the whole egg in so put in the yolk and little of the white back in and covered with cheese. The rest of the egg white I put into a small buttered ramikin and sprinkled with cheese, I also put the excess mashed potato on top of the lid that I cut from the top of potato and covered with cheese and baked the whole lot in a 175C fan forced oven for 15 minutes for a yolk that was just starting to firm but on the whole was yellow molten gold, served with some toast and a slice of lean bacon and the DM thoroughly enjoyed,. Thank you Dienia B made for Went To Market.
  5. lazyme
    Yummy! And so simple too. I used a Mexican blend cheese and devoured this. Thanks for yet another good, simple keeper Dienia. Made for WTTM tag.


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