I said it before and I’ll say it again… I LOVE eggs! I especially love the combination of eggs & potatoes. There is just something lovely about the rustic pairing. Both ingredients are wonderful on their own and yet they can both be blank canvases as well. They are just waiting to be dressed up with simple, yet fancy new flavors. Together they make the perfect pair and you can dress them up however you like. As a matter of fact, you can create a recipe of your very own out of your black slate, head over to Food.com and enter to win $3000 from Simply Potatoes®. All you need to do is come up with a 5 ingredient fix and submit it to the contest and you could have and extra $3000 to play around with this summer!
The folks at Simply Potatoes® challenged me to come up with a 5 ingredient fix and this is what I came up with…
Greek Baked Eggs & Potatoes! I am always looking for a quick weeknight meal for the family and this one couldn’t be easier. Now technically, this recipe does have 5 ingredients but that only if you count the salt & pepper as separate ingredients. But don’t be fooled… This recipe is packed full with flavor and some hidden ingredients as well.
I started with Simply Potatoes® O’Brien Hash Browns’ as my base for my baked eggs. Here’s where the magic happens… First of all, these potatoes are fresh potatoes that you will find in your refrigerated section, generally by the eggs at your market. You won’t find them in the freezer section or dehydrated because Simply Potatoes are always fresh with simple ingredients.
Next, these O’Brien Hash Browns also have onions and peppers in the mix. Two hidden ingredients that I didn’t have to purchase or prepare. They are already in the hash browns. SCORE!
I used a jumbo muffin tin, sprayed it with cooking spray and then placed two heaping tablespoons of the hash brown mixture in the muffin tins and then created a hash brown nest…
I topped the potatoes off with some salt & pepper and some more cooking spray. I placed it into a 400˚ oven for 18-20 minutes to cook the potato mixture. After the potatoes are baked and slightly brown, I remove the pan from the oven and add the…
You guessed it… My eggs. All you need to do is crack them right into the hash brown nests and top with a little more salt & pepper.
Return them to the oven for an additional 15 minutes to bake the eggs. Keep a close eye on them and remove them from the oven as soon as the eggs have set. You don’t want to over cook your eggs. You still want that yolky gold running through your egg & potato nest.
Let your eggs cool for a few minutes and then top with one of my favorite new ingredients, a prepared olive tempenade. It’s basically Greek olives that are chopped up fine with a little bit of olive oil to tie the olive caviar together. It’s tasty on bread or with veggies and hummus. It tastes GREAT on top of these baked eggs. Just top the eggs & potatoes with a small teaspoon of tempenade and then serve immediately.
Serve with a lovely Greek salad and you have the perfect SIMPLE week night meal.
What’s your favorite way to cook with potatoes? Remember, you can enter to win the Simply Potato 5 Ingredient Fix Contest and win $3000 with your simple, but inventive recipe!
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