Fried Potato Nest With Colorful Hard-Boiled Eggs

Easter is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious new dish? While most Easter recipes out there are all about sweets and desserts, this recipe for a fried potato nest with colorful hard-boiled eggs is the perfect centerpiece for your Easter brunch! Easy to make and absolutely stunning, this meal is fit for the Easter Bunny himself!

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy


For the colorful hard-boiled eggs:

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1½ cups basil pesto
  • 1½ cups sun-dried tomato pesto

For the fried potato nest:

  • 2 lbs waxy potatoes, grated
  • 3 tbsp potato starch
  • 48 fl oz vegetable oil for frying

For the decoration:

  • salad greens
  • salad dressing
  • edible flowers


1. Gently roll the hard-boiled eggs until the shells begin to crack but remain intact. Submerge 3 of the eggs in the basil pesto and 3 of the eggs in the sun-dried tomato basil and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight.

2. Combine the grated potatoes and potato starch and spoon the mixture into a bundt pan. Bring the vegetable oil to a boil in a large pot, carefully pour it over the potatoes in the bundt pan, and let the potatoes fry for about 5 minutes.

3. Arrange the salad greens in a ring on a serving platter. Carefully lift the fried potato nest out of the bundt pan, let the cooking oil drain off, and place it on top of the salad greens. Take the hard-boiled eggs out of the pesto, rinse them off, remove the egg shells, and place them in the center of the fried potato nest. Garnish with salad dressing and edible flowers before serving.

What better way to bring in spring than with this gorgeous Easter meal? Between its stunning presentation and delicious flavor, we're sure that this potato nest will become one of your new Easter traditions!

Get the recipe for the Bacon Meatloaf Egg featured in the bonus video.


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