Eggs in a Nest

I decided to try something new for breakfast, another experiment.  I kinda made it up as I went along.


  • 5 large potatoes
  • 5 tablespoons of oil (vegetable or olive will be fine)
  • 1 cup of cheese (some extra for sprinkling)
  • 12 egg
  • sausage (crumbled, drained, and rinsed), I used a pound but had some leftover
  • bacon (I used the real bacon crumble for the salad aisle)
  • sour cream


  1. Fill a large bowl with some cold water and shred the potatoes with a cheese grater into the water.  Once done drain and rinse the potatoes, squeeze out as much water as possible (I didn’t do this part and it made the cooking a little more difficult).
  2. Return the potatoes to the bowl.  Add 5 tablespoons of oil (vegetable or olive) and 1 cup of cheese.  Mix well
  3. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and put a 1/3 cup of the potato mix into each cup.  Press it down into the cup and up along the sides, creating a kind of potato cup.  Don’t worry if it comes over the sides, it will bake down.
  4. Put in the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown
  5. In another bowl scramble the 12 eggs.
  6. Put some of the sausage and bacon in to the potato “nest” and top with egg and then top with cheese.
  7. Put back into the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until completely done.
  8. Top with sour cream

Now of course the sausage, bacon, extra cheese, and sour cream are all optional.

Michael liked the idea, said it needed salsa, salt & pepper.  Katherine liked the ones that had the egg on the outside instead of the crunchy potato, Gabriella said it was good, and Allison had four of them.  She loved them!  I thought they were pretty good considering it tasted mostly like egg.  I am not usually one to like eggs, I usually think they stink.  Lily I don’t think she liked it, she just licked off the sour cream and ate her banana.

Overall it seemed to be a good breakfast, a lot of work, but good!  Have you made anything like this?  How did it turn out?

~ Belinda


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