23 de noviembre de 2016

Sausage Egg Nests RECIPE FOR TODAY

Sausage Egg Nests
Serves: 6
Serving Size: 2 Sausage Egg Nests
2 medium Russet potatoes (to provide 3 cups shredded, cooked potato)
2 Sweet Chicken Italian Sausages
2 slices of bacon
1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cups potato, cooked
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/3 cup green onion, sliced + extra for garnish
1 teaspoon canola oil or canola oil spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 425°F and bake potatoes for 25-30 minutes, until halfway baked. Note: Potatoes must not be fully cooked before shredding, otherwise they will fall apart when shredded. When poked with a knife, potatoes should still be somewhat firm in the middle. Let cool. Grate until you have 3 cups of shredded potato and set aside. This step can be done a day ahead of time. Just store potatoes, covered, in the refrigerator.
Next, cook the bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and dice once cool. Drain off the bacon fat and sauté the yellow onion in the same hot pan for 3-5 minutes. Combine onion, ground pepper and salt to the potatoes. Toss until combined.
Decrease oven temperature to 400F.
Lightly rub or spray a 12-cup muffin tin with canola oil and press a generous ¼ cup of the potato mixture into each cup, distributing potatoes around the bottom and up the sides. The potatoes will shrink, thus a little overflow is okay. Apply a very light brushing of oil or spray of oil over the potatoes and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on the edges.
Meanwhile, cook sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Add green onions, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes and remove from heat.
Lightly beat eggs, add sausage, green onions and ¼ cup cheddar cheese.
Allow potato cups to cool for a few minutes and then add 3 tablespoons of egg mixture to each until hash brown nests are nearly full. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheddar cheese, about 1 teaspoon per nest, and place back into oven for 15-20 minutes, until set.
Garnish with bacon and finely chopped green onions if you have extra. Once slightly cooled, remove egg cups from tins using a fork and a spoon.

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