Egg and Crispy Potato Nests

May 1, 2014


Egg and Crispy Potato Nests for Mother’s Day. Wait, nests? Read on.

Do you like crispy fried potatoes? I don’t know many people who don’t, especially when they’re in the form of hash browns, all golden and crunchy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. And when served alongside a perfectly cooked egg, it makes for brunch-time excellence.


But what if that egg was cooked on top of the potatoes? Now we’re getting somewhere even more exciting. The result tastes equally delicious, but it looks just like a beautiful bird’s nest. Pretty fancy, but hard to do? Not at all. In just a few easy steps you can create this adorable and memorable dish.

When it comes to holidays and special occasions in our house, we tend to overdo it in the food department. Mother’s Day is no exception. Hubby generally ends it by cooking us dinner, but the kids start it off by making me a surprise breakfast in bed. In the past few months Chloe has become the official egg cracker in the house. She’s gotten really good at it and likes to practice a lot. Thankfully I’ve been buying loads of Safest Choice pasteurized eggs. She went through a lot of them helping me test this recipe!


If you think this recipe sounds as delicious as I attest it is, I highly recommend you print it out and hand it to your family to make for you this Mother’s Day while you’re sleeping late or lounging around the house. Hopefully you’ll be treated to the Mother’s Day breakfast you deserve_ a gorgeous tray of fruit salad, maybe a strawberry yogurt parfait, and a plate of these Egg and Crispy Potato Nests.

*This post is sponsored by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. All opinions are my own.


Egg and Crispy Potato Nests

Hash browns, all golden and crunchy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside, served alongside a perfectly cooked egg makes for brunch-time excellence.

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  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 6 large eggs


  • Peel the potato and grate it on the large holes of a box grater.
  • Place the grated potato on a kitchen towel or paper towel, wrap it up, and squeeze out all the water. Make sure the potatoes are very dry.
  • Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the grated potatoes to the pan, adding as many as will fit, and make a hole in the center of each.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, flip, then crack an egg into each potato nest and cook an additional 3 minutes, until the potatoes and eggs are cooked and set.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g Did you make this recipe?Mention @Weelicious or tag #weelicious!

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