Baked Eggs in Potato Nests

Baked Eggs in Potato Nests

This is the perfect recipe to celebrate Spring! While birds are outside nesting and chirping, get creative with your family by making nests with hash browns and eggs. This recipe comes to us from our friends at Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs.

Serves 6

Cooking Tip of the Week: Check the label when you buy frozen hash brown potatoes. Some brands have only one ingredient – potatoes! – which is the best option, if you can find it.

Food for Thought: Before cooking this recipe, open your spice jar of cumin and give it a good sniff. What do you smell? Cumin is an aromatic spice that is mostly grown in India. In fact, India consumes 63% of the cumin grown in the whole world! But it is also popular in African and Latin American cuisines. Like most spices, cumin is a seed that is usually ground into a powder before it’s used. It has an earthy flavor and some cultures believe that consuming cumin is good for digestion.

Family Dinner Conversation Starter: Have you ever planted a seed? What did you grow? Now that it is spring, what could our family grow together?


Adult: Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion; cook 2 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.

Together: Stir in cumin. Add potatoes; stir to combine with onions. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Press potatoes firmly and cook covered 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp.

Kid: Brush remaining oil over baking sheet. Arrange 6 mounds of potato mixture on baking sheet to create “nests.” With back of spoon, press to make indentation in each “nest.”

Kid: Sprinkle 1 tablespoon tomatoes into each indentation, if desired.

Together: Crack egg into each indentation. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until set, or until cooked to desired doneness. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

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