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Cheesy Idaho® Potato Hashbrown Muffins

Cheesy Idaho® Potato Hashbrown MuffinsRecipe courtesy of Chef Bill Jump of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California.

Recipe Ingredients:

5 large eggs
2 ounces plain yogurt (1/4 cup)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped chives
2 ounces butter (1/4 cup)
2 ounces diced onion (1/4 cup)
2 ounces diced red and yellow peppers (1/4 cup)
3 large Idaho® potatoes, shredded
4 shredded shredded cheddar cheese
4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)
  2. Beat eggs, yogurt, salt, ground pepper and chives together.
  3. In large skillet, melt whole butter, sauté peppers and onions for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add shredded Idaho® potatoes and sauté until golden brown.
  5. Remove from heat and cool slightly to touch.
  6. Using regular greased muffin molds, place approximately 1 1/2 ounces of potato mixture in each section; manipulate mixture so it coats the bottom and sides of each mold, forming a cup.
  7. Combine cheeses and place about 1/2 ounce into each "cup"; top with more potato mixture.
  8. Stir egg mixture and carefully pour into each mold; do not over fill.
  9. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for approximately 25 minutes or until knife comes out clean when inserted.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: Save the scooped out potato and mash with a bit of butter, salt, and pepper. Then simply pan-fry it for a double bonus.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 334; Total Fat: 19g; Cholesterol: 448mg; Total Carbs: 22g; Protein: 19g; Sodium: 325mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission.