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Hashbrown Nests with Eggs

Hashbrown Nests with EggsFor a creative spring-themed breakfast dish, try this fun recipe your kids will love. Hashbrowns are used to create nests, with some eggs and cheese nestled in the middle. Makes a great dish for brunch, too!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (4.2-ounce) carton Hungry Jack Original Hashbrown Potatoes
3 tablespoons cooking oil
6 slices American cheese, each slice cut into four quarters
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons bacon bits
1 tablespoon butter
Cooking spray
Salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. Fill hashbrowns carton to fill line with hot water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain very well.
  3. Transfer potatoes to a mixing bowl and mix in the oil.
  4. Scoop potatoes into each muffin cup, forming a nest. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  5. Beat eggs in a mixing bowl.
  6. Heat a large non-stick skillet. Melt the butter in the pan, and gently cook eggs over low heat, stirring constantly and breaking up any large curds. Cook eggs for 5 minutes, or until creamy and soft enough to easily scoop with a spoon. Season to taste with salt.
  7. Place two small cheese squares in the potato-lined muffin cup and top with about a tablespoon of the scrambled eggs. Sprinkle each muffin cup with bacon bits.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Gently run a butter knife around the edge of each muffin cup, to loosen. Allow nests to cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the pan and serve.

Makes 12 nests.

Recipe and photograph provided by HungryJackPotatoes.com via Brandpoint Content; Copyright 1996-2014.