Hash Brown Waffles And Eggs Over Easy

Just in time for the busy holiday season, hash brown waffles and eggs over easy is a simple, delicious, and quick breakfast that’s especially helpful for your hectic holiday weekends.

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Plate of hashbrown waffles and over easy eggs, garnished with fresh pepper.

Cooking the hash browns in a waffle iron creates lots of crunchy, crispy edges and is ridiculously easy because the iron does all the work!  With a few tips and tricks, over easy eggs are a perfect compliment to the hash brown waffle.

Having a great breakfast during the holidays, for me, adds to the festive feeling with family and friends.  But sometimes you only have 30 minutes or so to whip up something wonderful.  This is one of those recipes for just those times.

I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love the has brown waffles!  Why not take advantage of the pre-shredded potatoes in the refrigerator or freezer section of your market.  The waffle iron gives the potatoes more surface room to brown and get crispy.  The eggs, with the runny yolks, make a luscious topping.  Is your mouth watering?  Mine is.

What Is The Difference Between Sunny Side Up And Over Easy Eggs?

Both sunny side up and over easy are considered ‘fried’ eggs.  

Sunny side-up eggs are cooked over medium-low heat until the whites are solid and the yolks are still runny.  They are not flipped.  Cooking time is about 2-3 minutes.

For over-easy eggs, the eggs are flipped for about 20 seconds to cook the white membrane over the yolk, but the yolk remains runny.  For over-medium eggs, flip the eggs and cook for 1 minute.  Over hard eggs are flipped and cooked for 2 minutes.

Ingredients Needed

  • Shredded potatoes – save some time and use frozen (thaw and squeeze them first) or the pre-shredded potatoes from the refrigerator section.
  • Scallions – give a mild, oniony flavor.
  • Garlic – even more savory flavor.
  • Eggs – The eggs help to hold the waffle together and make it even more crunchy.  You’ll use more eggs to cook over easy and top the waffle.
  • Olive oil – for flavor and moisture.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter to cook and flavor the eggs.

Waffle iron with has brown waffles cooking .

How Do I Make This Recipe?

The hardest part of this recipe is mincing some scallion and garlic and gathering the rest of the ingredients.  Don’t you just love a recipe like this?

  1. Stir together the potatoes, scallion, garlic, egg, oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Preheat the waffle iron and scoop some of the potato mixture onto the hot iron.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a non-stick skillet.  Crack the eggs into the foamy butter and cook until the whites are solid.  
  4. Carefully flip the eggs and cook for a few seconds.
  5. Plate the waffle and slide the eggs on top.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with hot sauce, if desired.

Tips For Making Over Easy Eggs

  1. Use a non-stick skillet.  You want the slippery surface to make flipping the egg easier.
  2. Crack the eggs into a ramekin or small bowl and then slide the egg into the hot skillet.  This way you can get the egg exactly where you want it and will be able to remove any bits of the shell before cooking.
  3. Use butter to cook the egg.  It adds tons of flavor.  You could use oil or cooking spray, but the taste will be ‘off’.
  4. Season the egg while cooking with salt only.  Flip and salt the other side.  When the egg is done, then add the pepper.  This way, the pepper will not scorch and taste bitter.
  5. Allow the eggs to cook undisturbed until the whites are opaque to about ½-inch around the yolk, then flip and cook the other side very briefly – about 20-30 seconds.

Plate of hash brown waffles and eggs over easy, garnished with fresh pepper and hot sauce.

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Plate of hashbrown waffles and over easy eggs, garnished with fresh pepper.

Hash Brown Waffles And Eggs Over Easy


Just in time for the busy holiday season, hash brown waffles and eggs over easy is a simple, delicious, and quick breakfast that’s especially helpful for your hectic holiday weekends.



For the potatoes:

1 package refrigerated hash brown potatoes (I used Simply Potatoes brand)

2 scallions, finely minced

2 large garlic cloves, minced

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Cooking spray

For the eggs:

2 tablespoons butter

4 large eggs

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat your waffle iron on the high setting.  Spray the iron liberally with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the shredded potatoes, scallions, garlic. Egg, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Toss to combine.

Scoop a scant 1 cup of the potato mixture onto the preheated waffle iron.

Cook until the potatoes are tender and golden brown.  Timing will depend on your waffle iron.  Mine is about 10-12 minutes.

Repeat with the remaining potatoes.

Meanwhile, make the eggs.

Melt the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Tilt the pan to coat the entire bottom of the pan with butter.

Break the eggs into a ramekin and then slide them into the skillet. Sprinkle with salt.

Cook until the whites are almost set, but the yolks are still very yellow and runny – about 2 minutes.

With a spatula, gently flip the eggs. 

Sprinkle with salt and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes.

Slide the egg onto a plate.

To serve:

Place a waffle on a plate.  Slide the over-easy egg on top of the waffle.

Garnish the egg with freshly ground black pepper and hot sauce, if desired.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast

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