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Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests

Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 22 mins

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The nests are made with prepared hash brown potatoes, so they're a snap to put together. The filling is simply scramble eggs and chives topped with cheese. A great Easter brunch recipe.


  • 1 20 - ounce package refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded American cheese (6 ounces)
  • Fresh chives (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, the 2 beaten eggs, chives, and the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Shape mixture into 12 mounds (about 1/3 cup each) on prepared baking sheet. Press the back of a tablespoon into each mound, making a nest. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned and set.
  2. Meanwhile, beat together the 12 eggs, milk, the 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper with a rotary beater. In a 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook over medium heat without stirring until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around edge.
  3. With a spatula, lift and fold the partially cooked egg mixture so that the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked through but is still glossy and moist. Remove from heat.
  4. Spoon about 1/3 cup of egg mixture into each potato nest. Sprinkle cheese over eggs. Return to oven; bake about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. If desired, garnish with chives. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests)

Servings Per Recipe 12, fiber (g) 1, vit. C (mg) 3, sat. fat (g) 6, chol. (mg) 266, Fat, total (g) 12, carb. (g) 11, vit. A (IU) 486, cal. (kcal) 205, pro. (g) 12, sodium (mg) 488, calcium (mg) 131, iron (mg) 1

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