Eggs in a Basket

"These are really good with just a touch of spice to them. The hash brown potatoes are nice and crisp and filled with a tasteful egg and cheese mixture with lots of tomatoes. Original recipe from my Southern Cooking book and altered to suit our taste."
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6 baskets




  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix the hash brown potatoes, 1/4 cup vegetable oil,the beaten egg, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Spray the muffin tins with cookng spray oil.
  • Using a large 6 serving muffin tin, spoon about 1/2 cup into the bottom and pressing up the sides of each.
  • Be sure the surface of each tin is covered well.
  • Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and add a little shredded cheddar cheese to the bottom of each tin.
  • While the baskets are cooking, melt 1 tbls. of butter in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.
  • Whisk together the eggs, half & half and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the drained Rotel and crumbled bacon.
  • Cook the eggs in the melted butter until set.
  • Spoon cooked egg mixture evenly into each tin.
  • Top with more shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Return to the oven just until the cheese is melted, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve warm topped with chopped green onion if using.
  • Enjoy.

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  1. Starrynews
    Delicious! Everyone enjoyed these quite a bit. I had hashbrowns that are kept in the fridge, so it made it even simpler to just pop them into the pan and into the oven. I have smaller muffin tin, so I made 12 and gave 2 out per person, which was perfect. Thanks for sharing!!
  2. *Lena*
    Woohoo nummy! This was very good despite the fact I apparently can't read and forgot to thaw my hashbrowns before attempting to assemble this. So I ended up cooking the hashbrowns in a little oil (mashing them down so they'd get nice and crispy) and scrambling the eggs separately, but everything was spiced per the recipe. The flavors were wonderful! I'm looking forward to cooking this again and actually following the directions this time! ;)
  3. Mrs. Cookie
    Love how simple these were to throw together and now that I've made these a few times I just wing it, add a little of this a little of that.That's what I love about trying new recipes, putting your own twist to them is most of the fun.
    I picked this recipe for my DH.<br/><br/>He loved this! Because this was just for him I chose to make this dish in a small glass pyrex dish, which came out fantastic.<br/><br/>What I like about this recipe is the next time I can twist this around with useing what we have in the house.<br/><br/>He gave this recipe 7 Stars
  5. R.Lynn
    These got rave reviews at my house! Very easy to put together and made a hum drum Saturday morning feel pretty special! Thanks!


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