Hash Brown Egg Nests

It’s hard to believe summer is almost officially over! We have had one of the best summers ever…the weather this year has been amazing! I really hate to see the warm weather leave us. 🙁

Today, I thought I would share a family friendly recipe for you to try.  I made these for dinner but they would make a yummy breakfast or lunch meal too!

Hello, Hash Brown Egg Nests….you are so good.egg nests plated

Last weekend, I was fortunate to spend some time with my friend, Dianna. We met during our dietetic internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital many years ago!  Dianna mentioned to me that she made a recipe for egg cups that her kids really enjoyed. When she told me how she made them…I thought, Hmmmm…that would be a great low FODMAP meal….so, of course, I had to create my own recipe to share with you!

ready to eat egg cups

My son ate 3 of these beauties… right out of the oven! Success.

egg nests scarlata

Hash Brown Egg Nests

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded hash brown potatoes (uncooked) I used plain frozen shredded-style hash browns that I defrosted. You could also try grating 2-3 large peeled raw Yukon Gold or similar potatoes for a substitute.
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon garlic infused oil or plain olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 eggs (large)
  • 1 medium zucchini or summer squash, trimmed and very thinly sliced (for quick cooking)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon, if desired. Cut each slice into bite size pieces.
  • Garnish w/ fresh chopped parsley and pepper, if desired.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Generously oil, muffin tin for 12.
  3. In medium bowl, add potatoes, egg whites, garlic infused oil, dash of salt and pepper. (If using fresh grated potatoes, be sure to strain off any liquid.)
  4. Gently fold egg whites and oil into potatoes.
  5. Divide potato mixture evenly into the 12 muffin cups.
  6. Press potato mixture firmly into each muffin cup, allowing some potatoes to line the inside of the muffin (forming a crust)
  7. Place muffin tin in oven for 15 minutes to bake potatoes. Remove.
  8. Top each of the potato crusts with a few slices of squash and a sprinkle of cheese, evenly.
  9. Crack an egg, and add it on top of the squash and cheese.
  10. Add bacon to the top of the egg, if desired.
  11. Return muffin tin to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until egg is set and cooked through.
  12. Garnish w/ parsley and pepper, if desired.
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