It’s the last day before my Thanksgiving leftovers have to hit the compost bin, so I decided to make a quick breakfast dish with some reimagined mashed potatoes that create a nest for a perfectly baked egg.
This dish couldn’t be any easier. I just piped leftover mashed potatoes into individual Lodge Cast Iron skillets, making sure to create a larger outer wall. Then I cracked an egg in the center and baked these in a 400 degree F oven for about 15 minutes. (You can bake it for longer to get an egg that is cooked to your liking. You also can just spread leftover mashed potatoes into the dish, creating a well in the center for the egg, if you don’t want to get out a piping bag.)
With or without mashed potatoes as a leftover, this recipe is definitely going into my back pocket for the next brunch gathering I host. I’m definitely going to need to collect a few more of these perfect little skillets.