Potato Nests: the crispy appetizer recipe to make with shredded potatoes

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
By Cookist

Potato nests are the perfect appetizer recipe for a dinner with family or brunch. These baskets of shredded potatoes filled with yolks are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with just the right balance of creaminess given by the yolks.

Super easy to make, you simply mix all the ingredients, shape a nest, pan-fry and add the filling to each one. You don't even need a muffin tin! You can even fill these crispy potato nests with hard-boiled eggs and some rocket or salad. It's just up to you!

You can also serve this tasty appetizer for a special occasion such as Easter. The shredded potato baskets are reminiscent of birds' nests, while the eggs recall the Easter symbol of rebirth. Your guests will love them!

Tips for making Shredded Potato Nests

For a loaded version, you can also fill your baskets with shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, or sour cream.

For a lighter recipe, you can bake the potato nests at 425°F for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

How to store Potato Baskets

You can make uncooked potato nests ahead of time store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Before serving, you can pan-fry them directly when frozen. Remember, you may have to leave in the pan a few minutes longer to make them crispy.

Egg yolks
Egg whites
Olive oil
1 tbsp
20 g
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
Spring onion

How to make Potato Nests

Wash, clean and dry the potatoes with a cloth. Peel and shred them finely.

Place the shredded potatoes in water and wait for 10 minutes.

Separate the yolks and whites of two eggs.

Place the shredded potatoes in a bowl, add spring onion, egg whites, oil, flour, salt, pepper and mix well.

Take some of the mixtures and place them in a pan with oil. Form a circle and make a hole in the center.

Pour the yolks in each center of the circle, cover and cook for 6 minutes.

Remember to flip the potato nests halfway through cooking.

Serve and enjoy!

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