Scrambled Egg Nests

Recipe by looneytunesfan
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 12 nests




  • Heat the oven to 400°.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, 1/4 cup of the oil or butter, salt, and pepper.
  • Spoon about 1/3 cup of the potato mixture into each cup of a 12-serving muffin tin. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of each cup, then bake until golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove the nests from the oven and allow them to cool.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  • Heat a large nonstick saut? pan over medium-high heat. Add the remaining oil or butter to the pan and heat.
  • Add the onions and peppers to the pan and saute until both are soft and the onions are slightly golden, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the sausage and cook until heated through.
  • Add the egg mixture and stir until the eggs have set and small curds have formed.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove the potato nests from the muffin tin and place them on an ovenproof platter or cookie sheet.
  • Fill each cup with some of the egg mixture, top with a sprinkling of the cheese, and place the nests in a 375° oven until the cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • If you like, garnish each nest with a little parsley. Serve warm.


“In these easy and charming bites, shredded potatoes are baked in a muffin tin to form crunchy cups, which are then filled with scrambled eggs to make a festive and kid-friendly finger food.”