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My neighbour gave me a recipe from the Toronto Star that she thought might interest me.  I figured: “why not”? I was actually curious if this recipe would turn out and it did! Please note – this is a 2 step recipe that requires you to bake the potatoes and then stick them in the fridge overnight!

White Potato Nest Frittata (Star Tested – Toronto Star, Jan 3, 2015) written by Michele Henry


2 large russet potatoes

6 eggs

salt and pepper

6 tbsp diced red pepper

6 tbsp diced shallot (I didn’t have any in my fridge…oops)

6 tbsp grated cheddar (I used OKA).


1. Bake potatoes in preheated oven at 350 F for about an hour

recipe - pototatoe

2. Let cool for 20 minutes

3. Place in refrigerator overnight.

4. The next day – grate the potatoes over a bowl and then season with salt and pepper

recipe - grate

5. Generously spray the muffin tin with PAM or grease with vegetable oil. Then pat the potatoe mixture into the muffin tin to form a well. Note; the two potatoes were exactly enough for a 12 piece muffin tray.

recipe - nests

6. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 F for 15 to 20 minutes or till golden brown. (yes – the edges turned golden brown). I placed the muffin tray on the top rack!

7. Remove from the oven and then place a tiny amount of red pepper and cheese and shallot – into each potato nest.

8. Crack open an egg on top of each nest. I swear I thought they would overflow but they didn’t. PHEWW.

recipe - crack egg

9. Bake in a pre heated oven at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes.


recipe - final

I then sprinkled each one with dried dill. Next time I would use add fresh dill or fresh parsley AFTER they were cooked

Again – I thought that they were going to spill over but everything worked out. Pheww!

Note to self…I really need to have company over for brunch one day soon.



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