These super easy to make Hash Brown Egg Cups are one of my family's most popular picks for breakfast on busy mornings! All of your favorite breakfast flavors are packed into a muffin pan and baked to perfection! They're just the right size for a grab and go bite to eat, plus they're a snap to make!
120 ozhash browns(1 package Simply Potatoes - or 7 cups thawed, frozen hash browns or freshly grated potatoes)
each, salt & pepper(to taste)
fresh chives(finely diced, optional garnish)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and prepare the muffin tin by coating with melted butter (or non-stick cooking spray).
Divide your hash browns into the 12 muffin cups, packing firmly with a solid (slightly thicker) layer on the bottom of each muffin cup. Press the hash browns down into the muffin cups and up the sides. *Hash browns will shrink when baked, don't worry if they seem really full!
Cook freshly grated potatoes, thawed frozen hash browns or refrigerated hash brown potatoes for the same amount of time: Bake the hash brown filled muffin cups for 25 minutes in your preheated oven at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Remove from the oven and use a wooden spoon, or the bottom of a clean measuring cup, to press down firmly on the centers of each hash brown 'basket' or 'birds nest'.
Crack one large egg into the center of each has brown cup, then top with freshly ground salt and pepper. Return your hash brown egg cups to the oven and cook for an additional 12-15 minutes, depending on the level of doneness that you prefer your eggs.
Remove your egg cups from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan on a wire cooling rack for 10 minutes. After cooled slightly, use a knife to run around the edges of each hash brown cup to loosen it up for easy removal.
Serve your hash brown egg cups topped with the optional fresh cut chives, or your favorite herbs.