Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Breakfast Eggs in a Raggedy Nest

My friend Rebecca taught me to shred up leftover baked potatoes and freeze them for instant hashbrown potatoes.


Inspired by Deanna Beth's post, I fried some up with a little onion and then made four little nests.  I put an egg in each one and a sprinkle of cheese over the top.  Clapped the lid on top until the whites were set (for my family) and the yolk was firm (for me). 

Same breakfast makings, just more fun.  Especially since my Great-Aunt Isabelle gave my children a copy of The Pigeon Lullaby and we are singing and talking a lot about birds and their nests right now. Pin It

16 comments:

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Perfect! A lovely November morning breakfast. And, don't you love it when different areas of life overlap?!

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

P.S. You must introduce us to your friend the amazing Rebecca...

A said...

Sounds easy and delicious. I always find I'm left with extra baked potatoes after getting a bunch of fundraiser Chicken BBQ Dinners. Too many big potatoes, too few mouths. Shred it! Now I know.

beth said...

any trick to shredding and freezing the potatoes?

Tracy said...

I've never thought to shred the extra baked potatoes. Great idea!

Deanna Beth said...

I'm also wondering how you shred baked potatoes. Seems they'd just crumble. Looks so good! I will never make it without onion again.

Margo said...

Christian, she's amazing :) I'll see what I can do about introducing her. She's not on any social media.

About shredding baked potatoes: I usually just grate them on my grater after they're cold. Then I freeze them in bags or containers. When I want to use the hashbrowns, I thaw them in the fridge and just fry them in a hot, greased skillet, maybe with some onion. They're already cooked, so I'm just browning them a bit for flavor.

Florrie said...

What a nice easy recipe. With my youngest daughter and I both needing to eat gluten-free, it's nice to find something for breakfast that's not cereal or wheat based.
Thank's for sharing.
florrie x

PunkRizz said...

You should have Sim do a guest post with one of her many clever homemaking ideas. ;) Our version of egg-in-a-basket is to make a hole in a piece of hearty farm bread smeared with butter, break the egg in the center and fry 'til golden brown. I first became enamored of the idea after watching Olympia Dukakis make it on Moonstruck. I'm going to try your version tomorrow morning. Thank you!

Sylvia said...

Amy, Great Grandma Viola called it toad in a hole.

TessaDiane said...

Yum! I'll have to give that a try. I even have some leftover baked potatoes in the fridge!

Margo said...

Punk and Sylvia, we called that "egg in a nest" when I was growing up. So that's why I called this potato version "raggedy nest." I'm not sure I could eat something with "toad" in the title.

Sylvia said...

It did always make us laugh. Of course, we also called the melty marshmellows in hot chocolate, toad bellies.

PunkRizz said...

I agree about the toad references...ew...although hot chocolate with marshmallows sounds awfully good right now. Especially with toad bellies.

Anonymous said...

You might enjoy a site called www.enature.com From this site you can look up a particular bird and listen to it's song. My children are 3 1/2 and 5 yrs old and enjoy watching the birds in the backyard and seeing the new and old friends that come to feed, rest and bath. Later, after we're inside we sometimes enjoy going to this web-site and finding the birds we spotted earlier and listening again to their song or learning something new about their habits.

Margo said...

Anon, thanks for the tip. I want to check this out.

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