Potato Nest Appetizer
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Recipe Type: appetizer, bacon, hash brown potatoes, mini muffin size
Prep Time: 25 min
Total Time:25 min
1/2 pound frozen shredded hash brown potatoes thawed
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
1 egg, beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
12 cup mini-muffin pan
butter to grease muffin pan
1/4 cup sour cream
5 bacon slices, cooked crisp, crumbled, divided
2 teaspoons chives, sliced thin, divided
Salt, as desired
Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a medium bowl mix together potatoes, onion, egg,
salt and pepper. Generously butter a mini-muffin pan. For each nest spoon 2 tablespoons
mixture into the palm of your hand, squeeze out excess liquid,
form into a ball and fit into a muffin cup pushing mixture up the
sides forming a basket, I use a wine cork to help with this task. Repeat this process
until all 12 muffin cups are formed.
Bake potato nests on bottom rack of oven for 40 minutes. Remove from
heat and cool on a rack.
In a small bowl mix together sour cream, salt, pepper, crumbled bacon, chives (reserve some for
Spoon 1 teaspoon filling into each potato nest, garnish and serve.
recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay