Hash brown Egg Cups

Tony was flipping channels last week and texted me something like “a taco shell made of bacon filled with potato and cheese.”   He was watching a show about a food truck that sells only bacon centric foods.  www.getyourlardon.com.

Since Tony is my muse most of the time in the kitchen, I decided to make hashbrown egg cups.  I did a quick google search and took this recipe as my base.  Here is my version.

Hash brown Egg Cups

  • makes 4 servings, 3 cups each serving: 207 calories, 8.8 fat, 18 carbs, 2 fiber and 11 protein

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces shredded potatoes (I used Ore Ida brand)
  • 1 cup egg beaters plus 1 egg, beaten well
  • 2 tablespoons fat free half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 ounces of American cheese (3 slices), divided

Heat oven to 350.  Press 1 ounce of shredded potatoes into a 12 cup muffin tin, making sure to spray with Pam.  Push the hash browns down and press up the sides.  Bake for 30-35 minutes, until starting to get golden brown.

Remove from the oven.  Beat the egg beaters, egg, salt, pepper, and fat free half and half together.  Divide among the hash brown cups.  Sprinkle with the chopped bacon.  I cut my cheese into 4 squares, and placed a square of cheese on top.  Return to oven and bake 10-15 more minutes or until the egg is set and the cheese is melted.

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For breakfast I had 3 egg cups and a cup of watermelon.  I just reheated them in our office toaster oven – I may or may not have splashed them with Tabasco before consumption. Open-mouthed smile

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Even though there was a chance of rain, I got out for my walk.  It started to drizzle the last 10 minutes, but no big.

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Tony and I went out for Chinese on Sunday.  They had lunch specials for $8.75.  I got an egg roll, 2 crab rangoons, spicy pepper chicken with shrimp fried rice.  It felt like I was eating forever and barely made a dent!  I cooked up some more zucchini and had some of the leftover stir fry.  Yup, that’s a circle of sriracha to kick it up a notch!  Or what Tony would call a burning ring of fire. Open-mouthed smile

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My store had chicken legs on sale for $1 a pound.  I decided to try Chicago Chef Art Smith’s fried chicken recipe.  Now you have to plan ahead for this recipe.  You have to brine it one day, the second day it soaks in buttermilk, and then you are ready to go.

The only problem I had was that these chicken legs were huge!  I ended up having to finish them up in the oven, so what should have been a 30 minute meal to make at most, turned into almost 50 minutes.  Next time I’ll look for smaller legs!  One of the secret ingredients Art Smith uses is Old Bay seasoning.  I did tone down the cayenne a bit for Tony’s sake, so I used hot sauce on my chicken.  Tony is convinced I’ve burned off my taste buds by now with all the hot shit I eat.

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See what I mean – look how big that chicken leg is on my dinner plate!

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Since its dipped in flour twice, it was extra crispy.  And since we cooked it in our deep fryer, it wasn’t greasy at all.

I have to show you this panini I made over the weekend – Tony and I had a light supper after our Chinese on Sunday.  I made a rosemary ham and sliced blue cheese panini.  If you can find sliced blue cheese at your store, I highly recommend it – its not overpowering at all – check out how melty it got!

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It’s 7:25 in the morning right now, but I could actually have that for breakfast.

More good news!  Hannah got a letter from Roosevelt University.  They are offering her a renewable $7,000 annual academic scholarship!  Way to go Hannah! So proud of you!

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I am looking forward to tonight – having dinner with my Momma!  I can’t remember the last time I saw her and it’s the first time I’ve seen her since she’s been back from staying with my brother.  Charlie’s second round of chemo is this week.  My mom will probably stay home this month, my nephew is graduating 8th grade, and then will head back in early June.

Stats for Monday:

  • 1492 calories, 56 fat, 148 carbs, 11 fiber and 60 protein
  • 40% calories from carbs, 34 from fat and 26 protein
  • 30 minute stretch before work
  • 50 minute walk at lunch

Alright, gotta jump in the shower – make it a great day!

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29 thoughts on “Hash brown Egg Cups

  1. wow! congrats to Hannah…that will certainly help with all the college expenses!

  2. Way to go, Hannah! That’s really awesome, and will help so much!

    I’ve been seeing those hash brown egg cups around pinterest and they look soo good! Hope you have a great dinner with your mom, Biz!

  3. Congrats Hannah!!! That is so so awesome. i want to make those egg cups- what a fantastic breakfast. Again- your breakfasts always put mine to shame 😉

  4. Well you are definitely my muse in the kitchen Bizz. I love reading about how you try new recipes.

    Congrats to Hannah, that’s great news.

    We’re going to my Mom tomorrow night, it’s her 70th birthday tomorrow.
    Have fun with your Mom.

  5. Congrats to Hannah – every bit helps! That’s awesome 🙂

  6. Yayyy Hannah and good luck Charlie!

    I like that you put American cheese on the egg cups. I personally love it, but a lot of bloggers shun it as an overly processed waste. I disagree. Especially when its paired with eggs and hot sauce or salsa.
    My new favorite egg sandwich combo though, however gross it may sound, is a slice of sargento’s new thin sliced provolone (or mozz or swiss) + grape jam. the salty sweet combination gets me every time!

    • That sounds delicious! And the American cheese I used – it is Hoffman brand at our local deli – not the processed Kraft stuff – it’s the only American cheese I can eat plain. 😀

  7. It’s funny- I’ve never even considered the fact that I don’t think I’ve ever seen sliced Blue cheese!
    And I love the hash brown cups… and watermelon. 🙂 I always put either salsa, hot sauce or siracha on my eggs.
    Congrats on your daughter’s scholarship- that is great news!

  8. Biz, all this food looks amazing! That sandwich seriously has me drooling.
    And congrats to Hannah!!!!!!!!!!! Whoo hoo!

  9. Congratulations to Hannah! That is really wonderful news. Enjoy your dinner with your Mom. All the best to Charlie as he goes through round 2. Lots of thoughts and prayers headed his way.

    Your photos make me so hungry and I don’t even eat meat!! I’m currently drooling over the melty blue cheese.

  10. Delicious as usual, melted cheese is irresistable!

  11. Delicious as usual! Melted cheese is so irresistable. My comments weren’t working yesterday but I had to add that my 11 year old is obsessed with pickles and now I totally want us to try and make them, yours look great.

  12. Congrats, Hannah!!! What an impressive young lady you are!

  13. It’s seems almost impossible to find reasonably sized chicken anymore! It worries me a bit that chickens have gotten so big….

  14. Bravo to Hannah!

    And crab rangoons!!! I double puffy heart those. It does feel like you eat Chinese food forever and there is no end. And gotta love the sodium bloat from it.

    Now I want Chinese…

  15. The hash brown cups look and sound yummy. I like cooking things in muffin tins like that. The chicken legs are huge!! They must’ve been weightlifters 😉 That panini…yum!! I haven’t seen sliced blue cheese here yet, I hope I do though. Congrats to your daughter too!!

  16. Those egg cups would be a great breakfast-for-dinner! Maybe tonight.

    My heart soared at the mention of crab rangoon – love it!

    Finally, congrats to Hannah. That’s fantastic. Every little bit helps!

  17. Congrats to Hannah! I love whatever you are doing with your pictures … they look so good!

  18. that bacon taco sounds like something my husband would flip for ! Your little egg cups are so cute 🙂 Oh and I tell Tom all the time he has nuked his tastebuds. Enjoy dinner with your Mom!

  19. Way to go Hannah! Proud moment for you mom!
    I love those egg cups, I have made them before, and we all love them.
    Have a fun time with your mama tonight! 🙂

  20. myjourneytofit

    …you sure that wasn’t a turkey leg? 😉

    So happy that Hannah is getting such a great scholarship – that will be a wonderful help for years! She is most deserving!

  21. tryingtoheal

    Congrats to Hannah!!! That scholarship is awesome!

    And your egg baskets look great! I tried that once and failed horribly…I think it was because I didn’t cook the potatoes beforehand…oops!

  22. Congrats to Hannah!!
    Everything looks amazing in thus post! That chicken looks phenomenal!!!

  23. I have to find sliced blue cheese!! I am on a grilled cheese kick, and blue cheese is may favorite!

  24. I am on the lookout for that slice blue cheese, yum! Congrats to Hannah on her funds, that is such an awesome help.

  25. Congrats to Hannah!! That’s awesome!! Hashbrown cups? They sound amazing!! I can’t control myself around hasbrowns, so this is perfect!

  26. Yeah Hannah! That’s amazing! I want to meet you ladies so badly 🙂

    I admite your thriftiness, Biz…chicken legs $1? I wouldn’t know what to do with them, but you found a yummy way to use them. You’re inspiring, especially when it comes to reducing food costs…and I’m all about that! TGIF!!

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