A friend of mine introduced me to these neat little birds’ nests. Typically you make them with an egg and meat mixture in them, but of course I wanted to do something a little out of the box. I made them then I added sautéed vegetables, topped with a nice pouched egg. Some fresh avocado on the side and that really rounded out this elegant and savory breakfast. Quite an easy meal to make and you can construct the nest ahead of time then bring together the breakfast later. If you have company staying for the night this would make a splendid presentation and they will be raving about it for some time after they have left your home! Smile, they don’t realize how easy this is; they just see how elegant it looks! =)
You could make this with a spicy chorizo in the nest and the creamy avocado on top of a pouched egg. Mmmm that sounds delish! Change it up based on what you like and how you want to present it, not into pouched eggs, then scrambled would work as well.
For this you will need the following
1 (30oz) package frozen shredded hash browns (defrosted and remove as much of the liquid as possible by allowing them to drain for some time, or putting on a towel and putting pressure on them. I just put mine in the sink in a strainer and let them sit there.
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch green onions chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 onion chopped
1 red pepper chopped
1 tbs red pepper flakes
2 tsp olive oil
1 pat of butter
Eggs for pouching
Ripe avocados sliced
Cheddar cheese shredded
½ bag shredded Mozzarella cheese
Heat your oven to 425
Mix the hash browns, mozzarella cheese, red pepper flakes salt and pepper and half the green onion.
Place the mixture in the muffin cup and using your hands form the mixture into the nest with a hallow area in the middle.
Place in the pre heated oven and cook until the tops start to brown. About 10-15 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool.
With my presentation, I sautéed the vegetables in salt and pepper with a pat of butter.
Assemble the nests, I filled mine with veggies.
Prepare your eggs, as I said I pouched mine.
How stunning is this? I love it and I know it was delicious and very satisfying. Yum!
Enjoy your breakfast and I hope you take pleasure in this recipe, as always I can be reached at LauralovingLife@Hotmail.com