Hash Brown Brekkie Nests

A cute and tasty brekkie idea that will make anyone's morning!



Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 large potatoes (Royal Blue or Desiree)
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped herbs
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • extra light olive oil or vegetable oil, for frying
  • corn or tomato relish, for serving


  • Peel and grate the potatoes. Place in a colander and rinse well under cold running water. Squeeze out as much moisture as possible and allow to drain.
  • Carefully separate the eggs, use the shell to keep each yolk separate, add 2 egg whites to a mixing bowl and keep the rest for another use.
  • Add grated potatoes, herbs and 2 teaspoons salt to the egg whites and mix well.
  • Heat 1/2 cup oil in a large non-stick frypan and create four ring-shaped ‘nests’ of mixture, ensuring the centre hole is large enough for the yolk. Fry each nest until golden on one side, flip over and position a yolk in the centre of each. Cook until the underside is golden, spooning some of the cooking oil over the yolks, and until the yolk is cooked but still runny. Remove and drain on paper towel.
  • Sprinkle with herbs and serve with relish.


  • Use leftover egg whites to make meringues.
  • STYLING Lean nests on top of each other and sprinkle with chopped herbs and herb leaves, sprinkling with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • DRINK Freshly squeezed orange juice

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