After several requests I am finally getting around to posting this recipe for you all. We had these last night with my mom and dad and they were a hit! I forgot to capture a picture because we gobbled them up so fast, so I will try to get one next time and add it to this post.
If you have kiddos that are picky about eating vegetables this is a great recipe to add to your repetoire. Most kids like french fries and hashbrowns and this is a great way to squeeze in a few other veggies disguised as a hashbrown.
This savory potato pancake is great for a meatless meal at dinner time and with the eggs you’ll still be ensuring everyone has a protein with their meal. But, these nests would also be a delicious addition to breakfast. I served mine for dinner with toast and jam and even my husband who was a skeptic loved them and requested them again for our meatless meal once a week. You can also serve these with a spring salad to round things out.
:: Potato, Zucchini, & Carrot ‘Nests’ with Eggs
1 medium zucchini, peeled & shredded (a little more than 1 cup)
1 1/2 lb. of baking potatoes, peeled & shredded (about 4 cups)
1 large carrot, shredded (about 1 cup) *I used organic baby carrots b/c that is what I had
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease two small baking pans and set aside.
2. Shred all the veggies in the food processor to make quick work of all the shredding.
3. Squeeze out all the excess liquid from the veggies (I used a colander and pressed with my hands but you can also squeeze them in a clean/lint free dish towel).
4. In a large bowl combine veggies,flour, 1 of the eggs, and salt.
5. In an extra large nonstick skillet heat some oil for frying (vegetable oil, coconut oil, etc). To make a pancake spoon about 1 cup of the potato mixture into the skillet and press and round edges with a spatula to make a pancake shape. Cook 2 at a time just like you would a hashbrown (only larger). Turn the pancake once so that both sides are golden brown. Transfer to baking sheet. Repeat with all of the potato mixture.
6. When all of the pancakes are done take the back of your spoon and gently press into each pancake to form a large depression; deep enough to hold an egg. Pour one egg into each ‘nest.’ This is what gives the pancakes their bird nest look.
7. Place pan in the preheated oven and bake uncovered 10 to 12 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through.