Potato Nests

Potato Basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a creative and nutritious way of enjoying your breakfast in one handy basket. The basket is made of crunchy potatoes filled with eggs and any other toppings of your choice. It is light and crunchy and serves as a blank canvas on which your imagination can run wild. Try this for a Saturday breakfast.

INGREDIENTS:

(1) 2 Large Potatoes

(2) 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter

(3) 9 Eggs – 1 Dozen

(4) Salt and Pepper to Taste

(5) Toppings of Your Choice. (I Used Grilled SalmonSpinach, Oven Dried Tomatoes and Parmesan Cheese Here.)

PROCEDURE:

(1) Wash and peel skin off potatoes.

(2) Grate potatoes and place grated potatoes in water while grating. This will prevent the potatoes from oxidizing and will also help remove the starch coating potatoes. Do not leave in water for long as potato will absorb water as a result of osmosis.

Grate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soak

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3) Drain potatoes, salt, and place in sieve to drain completely. The salt will help with the water extraction process.

(4) Melt the butter and mix with the grated potatoes in a large bowl. Add some pepper and more salt if needed.

Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

(6) Grease or butter regular muffin pan cups. Grease liberally so the potatoes do not stick to pan.

(7) Scoop potions of potatoes into muffin cups and press against bottom and sides of cups to form nest.

Shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8) Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

(9) Meanwhile, prepare the toppings. As earlier stated, you can use any toppings of your choice. Some bacon or sausage will be great here. I will advice you try this recipe out with my choice of toppings. I have posts on the website which show how to grill salmon fillets, steam spinach and dry tomato with an oven. (Click on links). The combination of these 3 toppings is amazing.

(10) After 30 minutes, take potato out of oven and crack an egg into each nest. Top with toppings and put back in oven for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how you like your yolks.

Bake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fill

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11) Grate some Parmesan cheese over nests and serve.

Potato Basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you love egg dishes, you can also try making some Basque Eggs. Enjoy!

Terry Adido is passionate about showing people how easy it is to recreate restaurant quality meals in the comfort of their kitchens. With a style of cooking he refers to as Afro-European Fusion, his meals are influenced greatly by French and Italian Cuisine with a West African twist. If you love good food, you are in for the ride of your life.

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6 comments on “Potato Nests
  1. Hadiza Ala says:

    Luvly will try it IA

  2. gloria stephen says:

    you are truly an inspiration Mr Terry. Will definitely try this. I love me some potatoes however its prepared. I’m surprised I haven’t tried eating it raw. lol.

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