These individual Hash Browns Birds Nests are the perfect savory brunch recipe for spring & Easter!
A few weeks back, as I was endlessly scrolling through Pinterest I found an adorable picture of hash browns in the shape of an eggs nest with three little hard boiled eggs in the center. I clicked on the link, that took me to a website that made me slightly question if the picture had been stolen & reused.
I tried to search the picture on Pinterest & then on Google, but I could not seem to find the original source. Of course, after all of this research, I completely forgot to save the pin I originally found.
So not only was I bummed that I couldn’t find the original photographer/creator, but also because I can’t find the image I had originally found online anymore.
So with the memory of the picture still in the back of my head, I decided to try my best to recreate the image.
The first problem I ran into was trying to find mini eggs to hard boil. I knew if I called around I could probably find a quail egg at a specialty store but for some reason the idea of boiling a little quail egg kind of freaked me out. And while it would be adorable to have 3 tiny edible hard boiled eggs in a hash brown birds nest, I decided to go to plan B.
Instead, I decided to use my jumbo muffin tins to create the shape of the hash browns birds nest & then place a medium sized egg in the middle of each nest along with a few sage leaf “feathers.”
I decided this was the most logical solution as medium eggs are easy to find & I wanted this to be a super simple recipe for you to replicate using things you can easily find at any grocery store. My goal was to create a savory brunch recipe that looked quintessentially like spring, but still easy enough that anyone could make it for their spring party or Easter brunch.
And I think I achieved this!
And in regards to taste… Yum!
There is cheese in these hash browns so of course, they are going to be a crowd pleaser. I especially love the crunchy golden outer shell of these hash browns birds nests.
Plus they are so cute! I had almost as much fun photographing them as I did eating them!
And bonus, they are crazy easy to create & work great as a last minute brunch recipe.
I hope you enjoy making them & eating them as much as I did this spring!
- 2 Cups Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes, defrosted & pat dry
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
- 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 6 Boiled Eggs, peeled
- First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit & spray your jumbo muffin tins with oil.
- Next, mix the hash brown potatoes, parmesan cheese, salt, & pepper in a bowl. Evenly distribute the cheesy hashbrowns between the jumbo muffin tins. Create the hollow shape of a nest with your fingers.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy.
- Once baked, let cool & then carefully remove the hash brown birds nests from the muffin tins. Place an egg in each nest along with a sage leaf "feather." Serve immediately & enjoy!
How will you serve your Hash Browns Birds Nests?
I’d love to hear from you!
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With love, Giustina
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 NIV
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