Hash brown bake with eggs

I like my eggs jiggly

This is an excellent main dish for brunch. I baked it with fairly good results in an attempt to make it a slightly healthier option. The other way is to divide the mixture into single servings and pan fry each side in butter. Then create a well on one side and crack an egg in, add a small amount of water to the pan, cover and steam until the egg cooks to how you like it.

Hash Brown Bake with Eggs

  • 3-4 potatoes peeled
  • 1 onion
  • 3 slices bacon diced fine
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage chopped
  • 1 egg per person

Cook potatoes in boiling salted water for 10 minutes. While that is happening, shred the onion with a grater. In a frying pan cook bacon until browned. Add the onions and saute in rendered fat. Strain potatoes and let them cool to the touch then shred them with the grater. Mix the hash browns with the onion, bacon and sage. Season with salt and pepper. If you want to bake the hash browns then grease a 9×9 pan and spread the potato mixture out evenly. Make four indentations and bake the potatoes at 360 degrees until browned on top, about 25 minutes. Crack each egg into an indentation and put back into the oven. Add 1 cup hot water in a pan on the bottom shelf of oven and steam until eggs set, about 4 minutes for a runny yolk. If you want to make individual hash brown cakes divide potato mixture into 4-6 equal parts. Form each into patties and pan fry each in butter flipping when each side browns, about 4 minutes. Create a well in each patty and crack an egg into it. Add some water to the frying pan and cover. Steam until egg sets.

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48 Responses to Hash brown bake with eggs

  1. Maureen says:

    Perfect breakfast for a crowd!

  2. To be honest, I never knew how to make hash browns from scratch. Thanks for sharing! And, I’m learning to like my eggs some other way than just scrambled. =D

  3. I’d happily have that for brunch…dinner. Actuallly 3 in the afternoon would be good too.

  4. The onions and bacon mixed with the hashed browns! Love it!

  5. That just got saved into the food file for a Sunday in winter. I’d forgotten about hash browns – how can you forget about hash browns?

  6. Holly says:

    Greg, just opened the read my subs tab and was faced with this picture! It’s perfect. THe only thing I think that could improve it is 2 eggs per person!

  7. I LOVE has browns but have never seen them with baked eggs before. This is what I mean, you guys always put a spin on classic recipes and I love it. I got me a new hash brown recipe

  8. I love my eggs jiggly too! Delicious for breakfast, brunch, lunch…ok and a light supper too!

  9. Any day, any time and I would love this! So would my mom, so this is a definite bookmark for my next trip home!

  10. Hash browns and eggs are one of my favorites. This looks great. It is a little after six a.m. so I am ready to make this now. Have a great weekend.

  11. theveryhungrybookworm says:

    Mmmm, that looks like my kind of breakfast (or heck, lunch or dinner).

  12. I love my eggs “blindfolded” like that…not too much visible yellow…that would be too jiggly for me. With hashbrowns…that would be the best.

  13. There’s nothing better than jiggly eggs and now pairing them with hash browns…it’s a match made in breakfast heaven. Awesome recipe.

  14. Simple goodness. Perfect after a long night.

  15. egg me on says:

    I 100% approve of this recipe. Homemade hash browns. Jiggly eggs. Onions & bacon. Great job, Greg!

  16. This looks so good- I like the way you assembled it as opposed to doing each individually.

  17. Mary says:

    Yum, I was trying to figure out what to eat, and now I’ve found it! Thanks!

    • Mary says:

      360 Degrees? Splittin hairs here a bit aren’t we? πŸ™‚

      • Oh yes, 350 would make them runny and 375 would practically scramble them, ha!

      • Mary says:

        I will run to Sears to purchase my digital oven…

        Anyway, I just finished preparing and eating this delicious dish. I scaled it down for one and used Grandmas 6″ cast iron skillet for the whole cooking process except boiling the potato. All I can say is “Perfection!” The sage really gave it a true gourmet touch! I carefully mixed the potato/bacon/onion mixture together very carefully with 2 forks, to keep it from being to smooshed (I may have over cooked my potato just a tad). Baked at 350 for 32 mins. and about 6 more for the egg in my plain old electric oven. The potato was perfectly crispy and the egg was gooey and delicious! With your permission I would like to share this on my blog with a link back to yours, of course. I would like to write the scaled down version I used. I usually only cook for 1.
        Here is a picture if your interested, https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wprWMIRxMuljWjjupB1UtQ?feat=directlink.

        Thank you so much for sharing, I am very happy I have found your blog!
        Mary

      • I’m so glad it worked well for you. I often only cook for two, so we have leftovers or try to cook less meat quite often. I would love if you shared it on your blog.

  18. This looks amazing,I too like the eggs jiggly..book,arked to try soon

  19. Yum, we love eggs! We’ll eat it for dinner sometimes!

  20. eva626 says:

    Haha ‘one egg per person’ what if someone wants more than an egg??

  21. JamieAnne says:

    This looks wonderful.

  22. Colleen says:

    I love hashbrowns and bacon (who doesn’t?). This pretty much looks awesome.

  23. Sissi says:

    Another dish I have only heard of (vaguely), but have never seen or tasted. Looks fantastic!
    You seem to like sage in your dishes. This is one of those herbs I have kept for years and never used… I must try experimenting with it.

  24. rsmacaalay says:

    I would definitely love this for breakfast.

  25. obesebaby says:

    This is such an inspiring breakfast. I never thought of doing hashbrown this way. always buy the supermarket one. Thanks!

  26. Lea Ann says:

    Love this idea and yes, jiggly eggs are perfect! I just tried to be healthy and had fruit and yogurt for breakfast. I’ve got everything on hand to make this …. kicking myself. πŸ™‚ Love the addition of sage in this.

  27. What a delicious weekend breakfast! Now if someone would make this for me while I continue to lie in bed haha.

  28. Kelly says:

    I’m so happy to have this recipe. I’ve never made hash browns before – only enjoyed them in restos but our whole family loves potatoes so I’m thinking this would be a hit. I like the eggs set in the middle – looks great.

  29. lajola says:

    very nice idea for breakfast! lux!

  30. Charles says:

    This does indeed look like a perfect brunch, or even a great meal any time! Jiggly eggs are good… just not *too* jiggly. They have a habit in France of cracking an egg over pizzas when they take them out of the oven (not even cooking it into the pizza, but just dumping an egg on top and “hoping” that the heat from the pizza will set the egg). You usually end up with all this raw white slopping all over the sausage and cheese :/

  31. spicegirlfla says:

    I like your healthier version! And that you chose to add sage. I grow sage as well and try to incorproate it into many dishes… it’s not just for Thanksgiving!

  32. Kristy says:

    Look at those eggs! That’s darn impressive. I’ve yet to pull that off. πŸ˜‰

  33. niasunset says:

    Yes, exactly makes me want to taste! Your recipe seems so delicious and and I always drink sage tea (with dried leaves) but I haven’t known to add in this recipe. How creative. Thank you dear Rufus, you are my great chef πŸ™‚ Have a nice new week, with my love, nia

  34. ambrosiana says:

    I love hash browns with eggs so this recipe that mixes both is awesome!! Ansd sage with potatoes …. Yummy!! !!

  35. rutheh says:

    I love to eat breakfast food at dinner time! This recipe seems perfect.

  36. wee eats says:

    Boyfriend would LOSE HIS MIND over these

  37. nancyc says:

    This sounds like a wonderful brunch dish…it looks delicious!

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