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Hashbrown Egg Topper

To create perfect, runny eggs all you need is a little steam. Simply add a sprinkle of water to the eggs just after you crack them into the pan; this helps them set quickly while still maintaining a runny yolk.

  • Servings: 6
Hashbrown Egg Topper

Source: Mad Hungry, April 2011


  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus more if needed
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 thin slices bacon, sliced (optional)
  • 4 baked potatoes (cooked skin-on), cubed
  • 5 to 6 large eggs


  1. Heat a 12-inch pan over medium heat and add 3 tablespoons butter to melt. Add onions and bacon, if using, and cook 4 to 5 minutes, until bacon is cooked through. Add potatoes and let sit to brown, a couple of minutes. Add a little more butter if needed.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and flip potatoes once browned on one side. Cook for 2 more minutes to brown the other side.

  3. Make 5 to 6 holes in mixture. Add a dot of butter and crack an egg into each hole. Sprinkle in some water to create steam. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes, until eggs are set.

Reviews (1)

  • chefevie 9 Mar, 2013

    Great breakfast and easy way to make potatoes. Make this almost everyweek.

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