Egg in a Potato Nest

Hash brown potatoes make a fantastic little nest to hold this egg breakfast. A quick and easy recipe that you can microwave when you’re in a hurry.

Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
3 min


Nutrition Facts
  • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) grated medium or old Cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs


  1. Spray four 1/2 or 3/4 cup (125 or 175 mL) ramekins with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together hash brown potatoes and cheese. Divide mixture between ramekins, covering bottoms and pushing mixture slightly up sides to form a nest.
  3. Crack one egg into each nest. Pierce egg yolks with toothpick or fork several times. Place ramekins in microwave.
  4. Microwave on Medium-High (70% power) until whites are set and yolks are cooked as desired, 3-1/2 to 4 minutes. If yolks are slightly underdone, let stand for 1 minute to continue cooking.


Frozen has brown potatoes can be quickly defrosted in the microwave.

To prepare this recipe in the oven, spray bottoms and sides of 6-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

Proceed with steps 2 and 3, then bake in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven until whites are set and yolks are cooked as desired, 18 to 20 minutes. Run knife around inside of each muffin cup, then remove.