Stuffed mashed potato nests

We offer an original side dish of boiled and baked puree. Potato nests with egg filling are an excellent appetizer in an unusual design, a spectacular decoration of a festive feast, which demonstrates the creative approach to the business of a caring hostess and the ability to skillfully cook her.

The recipe is actually very simple. For a skilled housewife, this is a common thing. Filled potato nests can be cooked in different ways. If you think that this is difficult for you, then there is an easier way, without any filling, the same spectacular and elegant - in the form of a New Year tree.

Potato Nests in the Oven Recipe

Peel potatoes and rinse. Cut and boil in salted water with bay leaves and peppercorns until tender.

Initially mash the finished potatoes without adding anything, using a regular spoon or fork.

Then, beat in one egg, pour 40 g of cream, add most of the butter, grate all the cheese and mix all the ingredients until smooth.

Transfer the whipped puree to a pastry bag. Place paper on a baking sheet and, gradually squeezing out the puree, form nests of a certain size, as shown in the photo. Depending on the estimated size, the quantity may vary. In our case, four nests were obtained from the mashed potatoes.

Transfer the baking sheet to an oven preheated to 180 degrees. Cook for 20 minutes, until the surface of the mashed potatoes is lightly browned.

In the meantime, you need to prepare the filling: boil the eggs and grind. Pour the rest of the cream into the pan, put the chopped boiled eggs, salt and pepper strictly to taste, you can add a spoonful of vegetable oil. Turn on the fire and, stirring vigorously, fry for 2 minutes, until slightly thickened.

Arrange the finished baked nests on plates, fill them with egg filling and decorate with thyme sprigs.

With a little time and a little skill, you can create such a wonderful holiday treat that everyone will be delighted with.