Hash Browns Egg in a Hole

"Eggs in a basket," "toad in a hole," "egg frames," no matter what you call them we all love them. In this breakfast recipe we gave the classic use of bread a twist to use shredded hashbrowns as our "frame." Serve up with a side of bacon or sausage for a diner-inspired breakfast.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 cup refrigerated shredded potatoes or shredded russet potatoes

  • 5 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon pepper

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • Snipped fresh chives (optional)


  1. If using russet potatoes shredded by hand, immediately place shreds in a bowl of cold water; set aside. In a medium bowl combine 1 egg, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Drain russet potatoes, if using. Squeeze dry. Add potatoes to egg mixture; toss to coat.

  2. Heat oil in an extra-large nonstick skillet over medium. Carefully portion potato mixture into 4 mounds in skillet. Use 2 forks to gently shape each mound into a 3 1/2 to 4-inch round with a 2-inch center or indent. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until brown. Carefully turn each round. Cook 2 minutes more. Turn again. Crack an egg into a custard cup and slip the egg into the center of each potato round. Cook 5 to 6 minutes more or until the egg yolk is starting to thicken. For sunny side up eggs, remove skillet from heat. Cover and let stand 1 minute. For over-easy eggs, turn potato round and cook 30 to 60 seconds. Garnish with chives, if desired.

    Hash Browns Eggs Hole
    Emily Hemmingsen and ​Jake Sternquis

To bake:

Place 1/4 cup oil in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Place pan in cold oven. Preheat oven to 400°F. When oven has come to temperature, remove pan from oven. Carefully add shredded potato mixture as directed above. Bake 15 minutes. Turn and bake 5 minutes more. Remove from oven; turn again. Slip egg into the center of each as above. Bake about 8 minutes or until yolks start to thicken. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
19g Fat
17g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 233mg 78%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4.9mg 25%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 94mg 2%
Folate, total 29.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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