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Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

My son had a buddy spend the night so I surprised the kids with these hash brown nests with egg, ham, and sharp cheddar for breakfast. They were fun and easy to make and put huge smiles on the boys faces. My son’s friend had never had runny yolk before – he ate every bite & loved it. My son said they were the BEST and wished I had made more. My husband and I loved them too. These were an all around hit… I love that!

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a muffin tin WELL with cooking spray.

Place the thawed shredded hash browns on a plate. Season with paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture into each muffin cup, being sure to line the bottom and the sides very compactly. The potatoes will shrink when baking so make sure to go all the way to the top of the muffin tin when lining the sides.

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

Bake for 15-20 minutes, and until the outer sides appear lightly golden brown and crisp. Remove from oven.

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

Decrease oven to 350 degrees. In the center of each hash brown nest, add a little bit of ham and grated cheese, then top with one cracked egg.

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

Place back into the oven and bake for an additional 13-15 minutes, or until whites are set, but yolks are still soft.

Allow to cool in the pan for 2 minutes then using a butter knife, run it around the edges of each nest and gently remove it. Serve with hot sauce, sea salt, and  freshly ground pepper on the side. Serve immediately.

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

 

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

Hash Brown Nests with Egg, Ham, and Sharp Cheddar

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups of shredded hash browns thawed
  • Paprika to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 Ham slices chopped
  • 3 tbsp Extra sharp cheddar shredded
  • 6 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a muffin tin WELL with cooking spray.
  • Place the thawed shredded hash browns on a plate. Season with paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture into each muffin cup, being sure to line the bottom and the sides very compactly. The potatoes will shrink when baking so make sure to go all the way to the top of the muffin tin when lining the sides. Bake for 15-20 minutes, and until the outer sides appear lightly golden brown and crisp. Remove from oven.
  • Decrease oven to 350 degrees. In the center of each hash brown nest, add a little bit of ham and grated cheese, then top with one cracked egg. Place back into the oven and bake for an additional 13-15 minutes, or until whites are set, but yolks are still soft.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 2 minutes then using a butter knife, run it around the edges of each nest and gently remove it. Serve with hot sauce, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper on the side. Serve immediately.
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13 Comments

  1. They look great, Pam! I’m not surprised the boys loved them, I’m sure they’re yummy!!!

  2. Kim in MD says:

    I say this all the time but it’s true- you make the best egg recipes! I have tried most (if not all) of your breakfast recipes, and they have all been awesome. I can see why your son and his friend wished there were more of these!

  3. Well, they sure are cute. I’m amazed that your son’s friend had never had runny yolks before! It just doesn’t seem possible!

  4. These nests look beautiful! Im sure my son will be happy with this too:)

  5. What a great recipe. No wonder your son loved it. I will definitely make this recipe for my family. They will be impressed.

  6. Peggy Recker says:

    Sounds really good Pam, I swear I’ll show up on your doorstep one day for whatever meal at the time!

  7. Awww so cute! These make breakfast so much more fun.

  8. this is SUCH a good idea! dazzling presentation, and they’re not super difficult either! bravo!

  9. I like this one. To be honest im not that big on eggs, but i think with hot sauce this would taste so good. i would make a nice breakfast or snack.