Hash Brown “Cupcakes”

I have seen a lot of different methods/recipes for these on Pinterest and made my version of them this morning for “the boys” for breakfast!  They both ate 3 a piece, with some Canadian back bacon, so I would have to say they were a hit!

Sandie

Here is what I started out with.

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In a large bowl I mixed together the hash browns, melted margarine, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

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Once this was well mixed I pressed it into my muffin tin cups using a spoon and then just my fingers with a little bit of cooking spray on them.  I baked this for 25 minutes at 400 degrees.

While that was cooking I mixed up 7 eggs with about a 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, chopped up my green onions and added that to another bowl with chopped ham and some crumbled cooked bacon. Then I grated some old cheese.

When the 25 minutes were up, I removed the muffin tin from the oven, sprinkled the onion mixture into the bottom of the hash brown cups, put a little bit of the grated cheese on that, poured the egg mixture evenly into each cup and then sprinkled it with a bit more of the cheese.

I baked this for another 25 minutes, still at 400 and this is what came out of the oven!

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Recipe

Hash Brown “Cupcakes”

Preparation Time: 20 minutes  Cooking Time: 50 – 60 minutes  Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 package shredded potatoes
  • 1 Cup grated old cheddar, divided
  • 1/2 cup melted butter/margarine
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Generously grease muffin tin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the hash browns, melted margarine, salt and pepper until well combined.
  3. Press hash brown mixture into muffin tin cups, covering the bottom and up the sides.
  4. Bake these at 400 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes, until starting to brown and crisp.
  5. Mix together the 7 eggs and parmesan in a large measuring cup, set aside.
  6. Mix together the onions, ham and bacon in another bowl, set aside.
  7. When hash brown cups are finished baking sprinkle first the onion mixture, then half of the cheese into the cups.
  8. Pour egg mixture over ham, bacon, onions and cheese in the hash brown cups.
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  10. Bake for another 25 – 30 minutes.
  11. Serve hot.

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