Spicy Hash-Brown Crust with Eggs, Cheese & Sausage

Andy Anderson !


It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon, and you have a few houseguests to feed for breakfast. You want something easy, and impressive.

Well, how about some spicy hash browns with sausage, egg and cheese.

The cool thing is that once you make the hash brown crust, you can choose to fill it with whatever you desire.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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1 medium
russet potato, shredded
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
1 pinch
ground cumin
1 pinch
sweet paprika
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
1 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted, melted
1 Tbsp
yellow onion, finely chopped


3 oz
ground chorizo, or breakfast sausage
2 oz
colby or cheddar cheese, shredded
1 large
fresh egg


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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Add the chorizo, or breakfast sausage to a skillet over medium heat, and cook until it is no longer pink.

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4Drain on paper towels and reserve.

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5Add the shredded potatoes to a mixing bowl, and then add the onions, cayenne, cumin, paprika, butter, salt, and pepper.

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6Chef’s Tip: Make sure that you remove as much moisture from the shredded potatoes as possible.

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7Gently mix together.

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8Place a rack in the bottom position, and preheat the oven to 425f (220c).

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9Add the hash brown mixture to an ovenproof dish, and make a depression in the middle.

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10Chef’s Note: I’m using a mini spring-form pan; however, you could use a standard 4.5-inch (11.5cm) white ramekin, and serve it directly in the dish.

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11Add the dish to the oven, and bake until the tops of the hash browns begin to turn golden, about 30 to 40 minutes.

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12Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.

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13Add half the chorizo, or sausage to the bottom.

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14Add half the cheese.

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15Crack the egg into the depression.

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16Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and meat.

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17Return to the oven for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the whites are set, and the cheese is bubbly.

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19Serve while still nice and hot. Enjoy.

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20Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom