Egg and Crispy Potato Nests

Egg and Crispy Potato Nests from Weelicious

Egg and Crispy Potato Nests for Mother's Day. Wait, nests? Read on.

Do you like crispy fried potatoes? I don't know many people who don't, especially when they're in the form of hash browns, all golden and crunchy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. And when served alongside a perfectly cooked egg, it makes for brunch-time excellence.

Egg and Crispy Potato Nests from Weelicious

But what if that egg was cooked on top of the potatoes? Now we're getting somewhere even more exciting. The result tastes equally delicious, but it looks just like a beautiful bird's nest. Pretty fancy, but hard to do? Not at all. In just a few easy steps you can create this adorable and memorable dish.

When it comes to holidays and special occasions in our house, we tend to overdo it in the food department. Mother's Day is no exception. Hubby generally ends it by cooking us dinner, but the kids start it off by making me a surprise breakfast in bed. In the past few months Chloe has become the official egg cracker in the house. She's gotten really good at it and likes to practice a lot. Thankfully I've been buying loads of Safest Choice pasteurized eggs. She went through a lot of them helping me test this recipe!

Egg and Crispy Potato Nests from Weelicious

If you think this recipe sounds as delicious as I attest it is, I highly recommend you print it out and hand it to your family to make for you this Mother's Day while you're sleeping late or lounging around the house. Hopefully you'll be treated to the Mother's Day breakfast you deserve_ a gorgeous tray of fruit salad, maybe a strawberry yogurt parfait, and a plate of these Egg and Crispy Potato Nests.

*This post is sponsored by Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs. All opinions are my own.

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Egg and Crispy Potato Nests (makes 6 servings)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 6 mins

nut free


  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 6 large eggs


1. Peel the potato and grate it on the large holes of a box grater.

2. Place the grated potato on a kitchen towel or paper towel, wrap it up, and squeeze out all the water. Make sure the potatoes are very dry.

3. Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat.

4. Add 1/4 cup of the grated potatoes to the pan, adding as many as will fit, and make a hole in the center of each.

5. Cook for 3 minutes, flip, then crack an egg into each potato nest and cook an additional 3 minutes, until the potatoes and eggs are cooked and set.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Kate ¡Hola! Jalapeño

    An egg-topped latke?! Sign me up!

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  • Andrea

    Im sure mine wont be as pretty as yours and if my husband makes them haha hes the messiest egg cook ever lol. Cant wait for Mother's Day! Im in need of being catered to ;)

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  • Belle654

    Egg spilled out of nest. Hash brown had no taste.

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  • Izzy

    I really want to make those nests right, tried 5 times. Egg spills, potatoes are uncooked. I bought a new pan maybe that's what I need but how about the egg spilling? Can you make this recipe into a video?

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    • McCord

      You need to get your pan a little more hot before adding the eggs! If the pan is hot enough, the eggs will begin to cook the second they hit the pan and won't spill!

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  • Thefolia

    We love eating these little nests, I make mine more into cups. Happy Nesting.

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