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Eggs in Potato Hollows



  • 4 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled, crisp bacon or diced ham
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped, fresh herbs (tarragon, dill, parsley)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Bacon fat or butter
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cups shredded cheese (or cheddar or jack)


  1. Combine mashed potatoes, bacon, onion, herbs and pepper, stirring until well mixed.
  2. Grease a shallow baking pan with bacon fat or butter, sprinkle with bread crumbs. Spoon 8 mounds of potato mixture into pan. With back of spoon, make deep depressions, large enough to contain eggs in the potatoes.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes or until potatoes are hot.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  5. Break 1 egg into each potato hollow. Bake for 20 minutes or until eggs are set. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Return to oven until cheese melts and eggs are done.


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