Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I fell in love with this little Hoot-Owl face the minute I saw it. It is just too cute. The hashbrown eyebrows are my favorite part, and delicious too. This recipe is very simple and doesn't require any complicated cooking. It is mostly just assembling the plate before serving. This is a great recipe for cooking with your kids. When hard boiling eggs use eggs that have been in your fridge for a little while, not ones you bought from the grocery store that day. They will peel easier but they are more prone to cracking while cooking so don't jostle your pot too much.

Serves: 4
Start-to-Finish: 45 minutes (30 minutes are for preparing your eggs. However, if you boil your eggs the night before and let them cool in the refrigerator overnight this recipe takes no time at all in the morning.)
Recipe By: Amber Brunson


4 eggs
4 slices of bread
1 orange, sliced
1 tsp salt
2 small red potatoes, shredded (or a bag of frozen hashbrowns)
8 blueberries (if you don't have blueberries handy you can also swirl a bit of ketchup on your eggs to make the eyes)


1. Put eggs in a pot and fill with cold water until just covering eggs.
2. Add a tsp of salt to the water and cover with a lid. (The salt makes it easier to peel the eggs later on.)
3. Put the pot of water on the stove to boil.
4. When the water hits boiling turn off the heat but leave the pot on the warm burner for 15 minutes.
5. Remove pot from stove and drain water.
6. Allow eggs to cool completely before peeling.
7. Peel hardboiled eggs and slice in half. (This step is actually harder than it sounds so cut slowly with a very sharp knife.)
8. While eggs are cooling, clean and peel potatoes.
9. Shred potatoes using a cheese grater.
10. In a pan, melt 1 teaspoon butter
11. Arrange hashbrowns into a "V" shape and fry until crispy and gold brown.
12. Chop orange into wedges.
13. Toast slices of bread.
14. Cut toast in half diagonally.
15. Spread butter and jam on toast.
16. Arrange plate with hashbrown eyebrows, hard-boiled egg eyes, blueberry eyeballs, an orange slice beak, and toast wings.