Monday, January 12, 2009

Mashed potato egg boats

Inspired by another Shopsin's menu item, 'potato egg boats', Dana and I also made our own version, but with mashed potatoes I had in the fridge and a popover pan. I wanted these nice and crispy so I used a high temp oven and a preheated cast iron pan, but you can use whatever you want.
Mashed Potato Egg Boats

1 c leftover mashed potatoes
a big pinch of shredded cheese
4 eggs

Preheat your oven to 400, and put your cast iron (muffin) pan into the oven to heat up. When hot, drop a teaspoon of butter into each one. Roll your potatoes into balls, then press into preheated pan and hollow out, pushing the potatoes up along the sides. Bake 10-15 minutes, until starting to brown. Loosen the sides (this will help later), sprinkle in a little cheese, and crack and egg into each potato cup. Bake until the egg whites are set, and serve immediately, sprinkled with salt and pepper.

34 comments:

  1. omg this sounds/looks so very good. I am definitely going to try it!

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  2. Those look like fun. :)

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  3. These look delicious!

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  4. this is brilliant! I was wondering what to do with my leftover mashed potatoes! Thanks for the idea!

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  5. Looks so cute and delicious!

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  6. What a clever idea! This makes a great side dish. Thanks for this recipe.

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  7. I can't wait to make these with the kids! Thanks for the post!

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  8. these look so cute and yummy!

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  9. Nice idea. I'll have to try this out !

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  10. THOSE LOOK SO GOOD.

    I think I need to make them right now. You've seriously given me a craving for eggs.

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  11. OMG...These look fabulous. I would love to give them a try.

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  12. How genius is that!! Love it! And now I want it. :P

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  13. The trick to this is having a hot cast-iron to bake it in... I tried with aluminum last night, and it was an epic failure. LOL Those potatoes just won't get hot enough without the cast iron, and you wind up with eggs over mashed potatoes, which isn't all that fabulous.

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  14. Very cool! Made me think of my popovers, but I like this twist. Beautiful. We are having breakfast for our support group meeting here next week ... think i'll add these to the menu! thanks :-)

    Shirley

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  15. Kevin6:36 PM

    cool idea. Might be easier to do a bunch in a cupcake/muffin pan though.

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  16. What kind of pan is that? The recipe doesn't really say.

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  17. Hmmm, add some crisp bacon and some fresh chives to the potatoes, put it in a mini muffin tin and use a quail egg and you've got a great appetizer! Or just add the bacon to the larger version. Either way, these are quite interesting!

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  18. I LOVE muffin pan recipes. I have serveral on my blog. These look great!

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  19. They look gorgeous! I'm definitely going to give these a go.

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  20. egg?!!! po...tay...toooooo!!!! i larfff youuuuuuuu.

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  21. sounds good with some tomatoes

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  22. A interesting way to use your leftover mashed potatoes.
    Thank you!

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  23. Anonymous8:49 PM

    THIS IS BEAUTIFUL GENIUS BEYOND ALL IMAGINATION

    I will give it the respect it deserves and place bacon within the potato structure.

    And I will cry tears of joy at breakfast this weekend.

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  24. A longggg time sense you've posted this, but I have to ask: Could you make them in little cupcake-holders instead? (Less chance of them sticking.)

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  25. Mandy-
    I don't see why not!

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  26. Ooo, these look delicious. I'm picturing it with gravy and maybe a side of bacon or sausage, yum.

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  27. This is such a clever idea for using leftover mashed potatoes! I'm including it in our roundup of brunch bites on our site on Thursday. YUM!

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  28. I am in a try all, well almost all, mood so next week I will give a real review.

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  30. Anonymous2:25 PM

    ok
    so we all know they "look" good
    anybody have a post after they made/ate them??

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  31. Well, they should taste similar to a hash brown wrapped around a sunny side up egg! I love the bacon idea!

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  32. Anonymous11:35 AM

    There was not a time limit on setting the eggs. I like my yolks runny but cooked. Kept watching them to set. They cooked too long and were rubbery. Potato part worked perfect tho.

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  33. These turned out fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

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