On most days, I would much rather have a hearty breakfast than a muffin or a bowl of cereal. What can I say? I'm a meat-and-potatoes kind of girl. The problem with hearty breakfasts, though, is that they are generally complicated and take a lot of time to prepare.
Not this one.
This is one of those perfect fill-me-up-quick-with-little-fuss breakfasts. And, it looks cute. 'Nuff said.
You need three ingredients - a potato, an egg, and some butter. Really, though, you could do without the butter - just use cooking spray. And you could use egg substitute or egg whites if you like. And I'll bet that frozen hash browns would also work (although nothing beats the taste of a freshly shredded potato!).
Shred your potato (or bust open that bag of frozen hash browns).
Heat a nonstick skillet on medium and melt a pat of butter (or spray cooking spray).
Plop your shredded potato on top of the butter and put a little hole in it to make it look like a nest. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Now that you've got a nest, plop an egg in it!
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt another pat of butter on the skillet.
Flip the entire nest over on top of the melted butter, and continue to cook until the egg is set and potatoes are done.
And voila! You have a bird's nest...that's a breakfast!
Bird's Nest Breakfast
1 potato, shredded
2 t. butter or margarine
Melt 1 t. butter on nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place shredded potato on top of butter (arranging with a hole in the middle, like a nest); cook for 4-5 minutes. Place egg inside hole and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Melt other 1 t. butter on the skillet, and flip the nest over on top. Cook for another 5 minutes or until egg is set and potatoes are cooked through. Serve immediately.
Nutrition (calculated with Smart Balance Light): 387 cal, 9g fat, 3g sat fat, 0g trans fat, 211mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 69g carbs, 8g fiber, 3g sugar, 14g protein, 15% vit. A, 121% vit. C, 7% calcium, 21% iron.
IBS variation - peel potato and use cooking spray and egg whites.
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This recipe is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday , Tasty Tuesday, and Tuesdays at the Table