Here is another thing to do with leftover mashed or smashed potatoes. I know like that’s a thing it usually is in my house only because I tend to make way too many; pretty much all the time. The great thing about this is you don’t actually to have to wait for leftovers. You can buy mashed potatoes already made from the store, which I will confess they are actually really good or make a batch just for this, Here is what I did. I had some leftover smashed potatoes, some shredded cheese that needed to be used and literally 4 eggs left in the carton. Which is how it all came together.
I am not complaining at all but I buy waaaayyy too much food, my fridge and freezers are generally full at all times. I actually get a lot of satisfaction by using up what I have on hand, I try to plan meals around what’s in there and I am trying to have my daughter do the same. She likes to go through cookbooks and make something that catches her eye; which is great but not always what we have on hand. She is trying more we have a TON of cucumbers so her lunches have been using quite a few of them.
OK back to this easy but delicious casserole dish that we had for dinner on Thursday night. I can see this for Sunday brunch for a crowd, who am I kidding I would eat this any day of the week.
OK the site to my recipe isn’t working grrrrrrr.
leftover mashed or smashed potatoes
2 cups shredded cheese
1 small onion diced
4 slices bacon
scallions or chives
If your potatoes need a little more love to make them creamy add some butter and milk while re-heating them.
in a saute pan that can go in your oven heat up a tablespoon of butter and the diced onion; just till translucent
add the creamy potatoes and mix till combined
cover with 3/4 of the cheese
make 4-6 wells with the back of a spoon; one for each egg
crack the eggs into the wells. sprinkle with a little salt and pepper to your liking
cover with the remaining cheese
bake for 12-14 minutes, you want the whites cooked and the yolks a little runny
while in the oven cook your bacon till crisp. I diced mine before cooking so the pieces were more uniformed
once out of the oven sprinkle with bacon and scallions or chives and serve.