Changing up the typical toast recipes we all know and love for some savory hash brown nests that are oh-so-delicious.
You can top them just like toast with whatever you like (avocado, salmon, eggs over easy, etc), but they’re a bit more filling than your average toast.
These savory hash brown nests also make a unique brunch recipe and can easily be served ‘bar style’, so guests can add their own toppings! Here are 3 yummy hash brown nest ideas that will make you wonder why you never tried this breakfast before.
Ingredients for Hash Brown Nests (makes 4 nests – 4 inches wide)
- 1 bag (1 lb) frozen shredded hash browns
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs of flour
- oil (for pan)
Recipe for Hash Brown Nests
Place thawed shredded hash browns in bowl and mix in the flour and egg until evenly distributed. Form individual patties.
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, place patty into pan like a pancake. Cook until nicely brown and flip, about 5 minutes each side.
Once finished, top with your favorite ‘toast’ toppings. Here are three of my fave combos right now to get you started…
1. Avocado Hash Brown Nests // Slice half an avocado onto a cooked hash brown nest. Add a tablespoon of salsa and a handful of chopped red onion. Top with fresh herbs, salt, and pepper if desired.
2. Salmon and Cream Cheese Hash Brown Nests // Spread 2-3 tablespoons of cream cheese onto a cooked hash brown nest. Top with 1-2 very thinly sliced pieces of smoked salmon or lox (available in the seafood section of specialty stores like Whole Foods) and 1/2 tablespoon of chives.
3. Tomato and Ricotta Hash Brown Nests // Smear a healthy dollop of ricotta onto a cooked hash brown nest. Add 2 slices of heirloom tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cilantro to taste.
Photography Amelia Lawrence
Which one of these hash brown nests sounds good to you? Think you’ll give this recipe a try?