THESE CHEESY HASH BROWN BAKED EGG TARTS ARE INCREDIBLY SIMPLE TO MAKE, SUPER CUTE, AND AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!
I am a total morning person. I get up super early and am typically filled with energy (which most people find disgusting) for the day before I’ve even had my coffee. That being said, I don’t always want to spend that energy making a big, complicated breakfast. So I try and come up with simple, fun breakfast ideas.
I use these dried hash browns to make these cheesy hash brown baked egg tarts. These hash browns make breakfast SO EASY, I don’t even care they are not fresh potatoes! I most certainly don’t want to spend my Saturday morning grating potatoes….
These tarts come out super cute and are so easy to make. Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees and cooking the bacon until crisp, drain and crumble into pieces. Use whatever kind of bacon you like here. Peppered bacon would be a great choice, as would maple or smoked. If I had to recommend one? Peppered – it goes great with the eggs and potatoes.
While the bacon is cooking, prepare the hash browns according to the instructions on the box. The box will make more potatoes than we need for this recipe, so I refrigerate the rest for breakfast the next day. Generously grease a muffin pan with duck fat. Now, you don’t HAVE to use duck fat here, any kind of fat will do. But I find duck fat adds a nice crispness and extra umami flavor to the potatoes. If you don’t have duck fat, buy some. Just kidding, if you don’t have duck fat, butter, coconut oil or nonstick spray will work great as well. But seriously, you should buy some.
Mix together the hash browns, bacon, cheese, onions, pepper and salt in a bowl. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full with the hash brown mixture and lightly pat down.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp around the edges. Remove from the oven.
Break an egg in each muffin tin, sprinkle a touch of salt and pepper, and bake for another 6-8 minutes, or until whites are set. I try to only use farm fresh eggs (I’m lucky – the boyfriend’s parent raise chickens) as the freshness and flavor far exceed what you find in the store. If you’re not lucky enough to have a family member who raises chicken, you can get fresh eggs at your local farmer’s market as well. If you can’t get fresh, regular store bought eggs will work just fine.
Remove and let sit for 5 minutes. Using a butter knife, gently separate the edges from the pan. Use a small spatula to lift each egg cup out of the pan and serve immediately.
These cheesy hash brown baked eggs tarts are so amazingly delicious, and super easy to make! Perfect for a weekend treat!