Ahhh, what to do when you are scraping at the bottom of the barrel… errr.. fridge on the night before your grocery run? Kitchen-Sink Egg Bake!!! …. which in this case, turned into Eggs in a Nest!
As a kid, breakfast for dinner was a huge treat (and usually pancakes), but this big kid still loves her some breakfast-y goods after the sun sets.
Here’s what I found in my fridge….
- 2 medium yellow potatoes (that were on their last legs, TBH)
- Leftover roasted bell peppers and onions (super simple, just sliced onions and peppers, tossed with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted at 375* until they are soft and have a little char on them)
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
And what I did with it…
- Preheat oven to 375*F
- Fill a large bowl with cold water, set aside
- Grate potatoes on a box grater. Place grated potatoes in the bowl with cold water. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Drain potatoes and place on a clean kitchen towel… ring out excess moisture.
- Place potatoes in a dry bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste
- Spray a small cast iron skillet (or other oven safe dish) with oil and pre-heat (medium heat) on stovetop (watch the handle if you’re using cast iron — always use an oven mitt!!)
- Once hot, spread potatoes in an even layer (you’ll hear the telltale *sizzle*) and let the bottom brown for 4-5 minutes
- Then (carefully — *caution hot*) place pan in the oven for 10-15 minutes until potatoes are cooked through and slightly brown
- Spread onion and pepper mixture on top of the potatoes and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
- Place back in over to warm through and brown cheese
- Once cheese is browned, crack two eggs over the top and sprinkle lightly with salt
- Cook until egg whites are set (10-12 minutes)
- Sprinkle with extra Parm & serve!
This crispy dish will definitely find its way to my brunch (and dinner) table again soon! The best part? Like pretty much everything I make… everything is customizable! Want to get rid of some spinach and feta? Boom. Delicious. Extra deli meat? Bacon? Mozz? Tomatoes? It all works! The possibilities are endless!!
… and making me hungry!