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 Easter + Eggs + Nests = A cute idea for breakfast!  Making these hash brown nests was insanely easy…maybe easier than making hash browns in a pan!  For as much as I cook, I admit that I am an utter failure when it comes to making hash browns correctly.  (While I’m admitting things, I suck at making Jell-O too!  I know, shameful.)  But, these were fool-proof…let me explain…
Alright, so you heat your oven to 375 degrees.  Pour a bag of defrosted, shredded hash browns into a bowl and pour 1/2 a stick of melted butter on top.  Stir and add several shakes of salt and pepper.  Using a jumbo-sized muffin tin, press some of the mixture in the bottom and up the sides of each…thing.  I can’t think of the right word.  My jumbo tins have 6…things…, and my mixture filled up each one.  I guess I could have done 7, but there wasn’t enough things.  What’s the word, dang-it!?!
Anyway, pop the tin in the oven and bake for maybe 30 minutes, or more.  When the top edges start to brown, barely lift one out and see if the outer edges have browned.  The inner nest won’t get as crispy/golden.  So, check by looking at the outside…when the outside is crispy/golden, they’re done.
Make your scrambled eggs.  If I wasn’t feeding these to my little ones, I would have added chopped green/red peppers, cheese, sausage, you name it…but, no.  Plain eggs.
 When the nests are done, let them cool for maybe 5-10 minutes, and they should easily come right out of the tin.  Load it up with your scrambled eggs.  Done!
Ooh, ooh….I forgot to tell you…I’ve been asked to be a regular contributor for Make and Takes, sharing “family ideas.”  Yes, you know…that HUGE blog!  I’m excited!  So, you’ll be seeing me randomly over there.  I’ll be sure to let you know when I am :)




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Mariel (mahr-eeee-elle) is a mother to six, wife to one. Loves homeschooling, golfing, cupcakes, traveling, cuddling, non-fiction books, gardening, James Taylor, and family time. This is her blog. Enjoy!
13 Comments On This Topic
  1. phasejumper
    4 years ago

    fun, easy and yummy!

  2. Meghan
    4 years ago

    What a fun idea! These look so good!!

  3. Marshall Champ
    4 years ago

    Good call on these nests, Mariel. My wife might be the biggest fan of hash browns on the planet. She could seriously eat them everyday. I wish I was kidding. Anyway, this will be my surprise breakfast on Easter. Thanks for the idea. I’ll feel like such a creative husband that day :)

    Congrats on the contributor thing, too. You write well.


  4. T
    4 years ago

    I love these! Finally, a quick breakfast that I can actually prep for the whole family! (veggieteen included… he’s making it tough!)

  5. Jessica
    4 years ago

    Yum. I think the word you’re looking for is…’well’? Are they called cupcake wells? Who knows…we all knew what you meant!

  6. Mariel
    4 years ago

    @Marshall – I love it! Your wife will worship you :) I’ve got another hash brown recipe coming up soon, I’ll make sure you get it for her!

    @Jessica – Yes! Maybe it’s “well”…sounds good to me!

  7. Rock Kitaro
    4 years ago

    Holy Wow!!! A total must!!! Thanks for this idea!!!

  8. .caroline armelle.
    4 years ago

    wow~ too cute! i’ll have to for sure make these for easter!

  9. Laura
    4 years ago

    Oh, I love these! So cute!

  10. Carpenter’s
    4 years ago

    Oh my gosh, these are super, super cute!! Oh and I like everything in the recipe :) Thanks for sharing, I will be doing this!!!

  11. Leigh Anne @Yourhomebasedmom
    4 years ago

    So cute. Love it and can’t wait to try it. It reminds me of a yummy dish we had at a local breakfast restaurant here in Portland that I have been wanting to recreate – you did it for me!!

  12. Leigh Anne @Yourhomebasedmom
    4 years ago

    So cute. Love it and can’t wait to try it. It reminds me of a yummy dish we had at a local breakfast restaurant here in Portland that I have been wanting to recreate – you did it for me!!

  13. Tami
    4 years ago

    I’ve been looking forward all week to surprising my 5 teenagers with this awesome idea. I’m doing it tomorrow morning to help ease some of the post- Easter letdown ; ) I’m also a hash brown failure, so I can’t wait!!!

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