These Crispy Egg n’ Hash Brown Bites are a delicious way to start off your day! Crispy and cheesy…the best of both worlds. Great for a brunch gathering or if your on the go!
Egg and Hash Brown To-Go!
In my opinion, a good breakfast includes two things. Eggs with a side of extra crispy hash browns!
But let’s be honest, most of us don’t have time to drink a cup of coffee let alone cook a hearty breakfast!
When I don’t eat a “filling” breakfast, I just don’t feel as motivated to take on the day! Am I the only one??
These Crispy Egg n’ Hash Brown Bites are filling, quick to prepare, and great to grab on the go! Oh and kids will love them!
The key is the use the frozen has brown patties they sell in the food store! Any brand will work!
Seasoning Your Hash Browns
I think a lot of people tend to under-season potatoes. I used to all the time! You think fast food fries would be as good as they are without the heavy seasoning of salt??
So make sure you salt your patties well! Too much, and it’s ruined so be careful but don’t be shy!
Easier said than done LOL!
Breakfast Bites Kids Love
What kid actually wakes up early enough to sit down and eat breakfast?
A lot of my middle school students tell me on school days, they wake up at the absolute LATEST time possible. I’m talkin’ 15 minutes before their bus arrives!
I respond, slightly impressed and disgusted at the same time, “Well I hope in that minimal amount of time you managed to brushed you teeth, put on deodorant and eat breakfast!” 🙂
So eating a hearty breakfast is typically a second thought to them. Try making these ahead of time and keep them in the oven on the “warm” setting.
Then they can grab them right as they’re heading out the door.
Here is what to do…
The best thing about these breakfast bites is the crunch factor!
To keep the crunch factor going strong, make sure to:
- Not just throw the fried hash browns on a plate! Drain them on paper towels or better yet, a wire rack! I recommend this if you have!! Doing so will give you the crispiest result!
- Take your time frying these babies! Adjust the heat as you go so you do not burn them. Medium heat is recommended. And once it starts to brown turn down heat. If you fry too quickly, the inside will be mushy.
- Don’t assemble the sandwich while the hash browns or eggs are piping hot! Steam is the enemy!
- If your taking them on the go, let them rest a minute or two before wrapping. Also, try lining your foil with parchment paper to help keep the crispiness!
These Crispy Egg n' Hash Brown Bites are a delicious way to start off your day! Crispy and cheesy...the best of both worlds. Great for on the go!
- 1 Frozen Hash Brown Patty (store bought)
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Chopped Bell Peppers (any kind!)
- 1 Tbsp Chopped Onion
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese (any kind)
- 2 Tbsp. Butter
- 1 Tsp. Fresh Chives *Optional
In a non-stick skillet, brown the hash brown patties in oil over medium heat. (No need to wait until they thaw.)
*Take your time with this. You want them as crispy as possible so continuously flip them until they are golden brown. If they brown too quickly, you will have a mushy interior. Lower the heat if needed.
Drain on wire rack if you have! Paper towels if not. Sprinkle immediately with salt. Don’t be shy! (Potatoes need salt!)
Distribute cheese evenly on each side of the hash browns. (Don’t neglect the edges!) Place in over on the “warm” setting (150-200F) while preparing the eggs. The cheese will begin to melt.
Discard oil from skillet and using the same skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat sauteing the peppers and onions for about a minute.
Whisk eggs and add to peppers and onions swirling pan to coat evenly.
Don't break your omelet! If using a non-stick sillet, flipping should be easy. If not, place a lid on top of your skillet immediately. This will cook both sides so you do not need to flip!
Using a long spatula, fold omelet into quarters. (half then half again). Trim off excess to form into hash brown shape.
Pull out hash browns from oven and top with folded omelet, and more cheese! Add other hash brown to finish it off.
Cut into quarters, or desired size, and top with ketchup and chives. Enjoy!
*If you want to make more, just double or triple the recipe!
...Just keep in mind, you will need to make your omelet in batches frying TWO eggs at a time per sandwich. You can add more eggs but be careful flipping and folding!
*You can assemble these ahead of time and place the assembled sandwich bites in the oven on "warm" setting (150-200F) until ready guests arrive. Top with dollop of ketchup and chives after.
Don't over cook your eggs!! It is OK to fold eggs while still somewhat runny looking! Once you flip/fold your eggs turn off the heat and work quickly! They are done.
Serve these in bigger bite size portions by just cutting in half!