Twice Baked Potato with Egg on Top

Twice Baked Potato with Egg on Top

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Baked stuffed potatoes are the kind of dish few could refuse not to mention that are easy to make, healthy and soo tasty. These days I was thinking to bake eggs on stuffed potatoes. Searching on Google for this idea I ran over a recipe which had my attention, that use simple ingredients that everybody has in the house in the morning and can create an amazing breakfast with them. 

The only things I changed to the recipe was that I used regular potatoes instead of sweet ones and mixed the cheese with the filling. Twice baked potato with egg on top turned out great, loved the runny yolks blending with the rest of the potato filling. 
Twice baked potato with egg on top is a delicious and easy meal indeed, hope you will enjoy it too. 
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Adapted after jeremyandkathleen
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  • Makes 4 servings
  • 2 medium/large potatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 small eggs
  • 3 or 4 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
  • 4 oz. (100 g) cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or 1 tbsp butter
  • Fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Scrub potatoes, pierce them with a fork and put them in the oven rack for 30-40 minutes until soft.
  2. In a large frying pan heat oil or butter over medium high heat. Saute the onion with garlic for about 5 minutes until soft.
  3. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle cut potatoes in half lengthwise, scoop the interior out of each leaving about 1/4 inch shell of potato flesh and skin. Add the scooped-out potato flesh, grated cheese, salt and pepper into the pan and stir well to combine.
  4. Place the potato shells on the baking sheet and feel them with the mixture. Press the mixture with a spoon so a whole is formed to make space for the eggs. Sprinkle chives on top and crack an egg on top of each stuffed potato.
  5. Cook at 200°C (400°F) for 10-15 minutes until the egg is set. The whites are set while the yolks are a bit runny. Enjoy!
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:315, Fat:20.2 g, Saturated Fat:8.2 g, Carbohydrates:20.7 g, Sugar:2.8 g, Fiber:3.1 g, Protein:13.9 g, Cholesterol:167 mg, Calories from Fat 182, Sodium 236mg, Vitamin A 9%, Vitamin C 40%, Calcium 24%, Iron 9%, Nutrition Grade B-, Daily Percentage Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On February 28, 2013 at 08:08 am, sally @ sallys baking addiction said...
I am in LOVE with this! We have potatoes and eggs for breakfast every now and then, but I've never thought to have them this way! Thank you for sharing - definitely coming back to this for a brunch idea. :)
On February 28, 2013 at 02:59 pm, emmycooks said...
Absolute genius! This is my new favorite food. :)

Thank you Emmy:) Glad you liked this idea. 

On February 28, 2013 at 03:08 pm, Katie said...
I was wondering - I prefer my eggs a little more done than this. Would I just cook them longer?

Yes, I guess so, but also be careful not to overcook  it , you won't like  to make  the yolk skin on top too hard.

On February 28, 2013 at 04:17 pm, Ling said...
OMG! These look so yummy! I love my yolk runny. Gonna try this next week. Thanks! And sorry for barging in from no-where. Stumbled upon your post while searching for baked potato recipes. =)

Hey Ling:) Nice to meet you, no need to apologize, I am glad you find my twice baked potato recipe, and that you like it:) Hope you will visit my blog more often. 

On March 01, 2013 at 06:25 am, Liz said...
Such a delicious idea! These would make a great meatless, Lenten hubby would love it!!!
On March 04, 2013 at 03:32 am, Gourmantine said...
Beautifully presented a very comforting dish, I know a person or two who'd love me very much if I made them these :)
On March 06, 2013 at 05:41 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
This is such a treat for an egg + potato lover like myself! I've never put the egg on top of potatoes and I have to give it a try. This will be a very nice brunch!
On March 08, 2013 at 04:51 am, Rosa said...
They look mighty scrumptious! I love the fact that you've added an egg on top of each potato. Cheers, Rosa
On March 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm, Barbara said...
This looks like my perfect breakfast EXCEPT, not being a morning person ..... you get the picture. Have you or anyone else tried preparing the potatoes the night before, refrigerating and adding the eggs in the morning? I'm thinking the potatoes should be heated (in the microwave oven?) a little first, then add the eggs and continue heating for (?) minutes in the conventional oven.

I think this can work, to make the potatoes the night before, fill them and refrigerate until morning. I don't think it is necessary to heat the potatoes in the microwave first, before adding the eggs, I would just add the eggs on the cold potatoes  and cook in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Let me know if you try this. 

On March 27, 2013 at 04:53 pm, Nunya said...
I like my eggs a little more cooked, too, but it looks like the yolk might dry out if you bake it longer. I think I'll try this and instead of cracking an egg on top, I'll fry my egg in a pan while the potatoes are in the oven melting the cheese and then when the cheese is melted, I'll put the fried egg on top. Oooh...probably could also do that with scrambled eggs...with some diced tomatoes mixed in. YUM.

Yes.. sounds good to me too:) 

On March 28, 2013 at 01:54 pm, Danni said...
LOVE the idea of this recipe, but am wondering if I can try this with sweet potatoes? I've been trying to get the kids to eat more veggies, and these might be just the recipe I need! I was thinking to try cooking the potatoes with a little chili powder and cayenne, some Monterrey cheddar, and a red onion for some sweetness. You think a yam will hold up to the same kind of beating that our good friends from Idaho do? Let me know, thanks! -Danni

Yes, yams could work, you can see here the recipe I adapted,, is made with sweet potatoes. Some red onion sounds good too:)


On June 17, 2013 at 09:15 am, Jenn said...
I made this recipe for my blog: It was really easy and delicious :)

That's great! I am very glad you loved it. Good luck with your training. 

On October 04, 2013 at 09:42 pm, Ser said...
This is a wonderful recipe! The onions added flavour to the potato!
On March 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm, Paul said...
I am a beginner in cooking so I was looking for a simple yet delicious recipe. This is a great recipe and with your precise steps I could make it with perfection. Thank you. I just made a slight modification by keeping a slice of cheese in the potato shell before stuffing it with the mixture and using red chilly powder instead of pepper. All my friends loved it.

I am so glad you loved the recipe. Using chilly powder is a good idea  also keeping a slice of cheese on the bottom of the potato shells. I am already craving for some as I read your comment :). Hope you will try some other recipes from this blog, and hear from you soon. 

On July 07, 2014 at 04:12 pm, Lindsay said...
Yum, that looks so delicious!
On July 12, 2014 at 09:58 pm, Nikki said...
I am planning to make this for my partner. However he prefers a wholesome brekkie with some eggs sauce and bread.What would you recommend to make along with this delicious recipe of yours... Thanks

I am glad Nikki you like this recipe. As it already has potato, cheese and eggs.. maybe you can just add some bacon and salad alongside. As for sauce you can choose form the classic ketchup to chili jam  (recipe on the site) or some garlic yogurt sauce, a tzatziki sauce.. whatever you both like most.

On September 23, 2014 at 03:53 am, Dedy@Dentist Chef said...
Definitely gonna try this on my sister's gathering party!! thx for the inspiration
On January 25, 2015 at 11:34 am, Brenda Julian said...
This looks fab! But I also like my egg yolk set; not runny. How about if I scrambled the eggs first?

You can also leave them in the oven more i you want the yolk set, or you can beat the eggs before adding over the potatoes, it will be as good. 

On June 26, 2015 at 01:44 pm, S said...
Wow, you make even the cooking process look so effortless and elegant....My kitchen would've been a mess....I'm definitely going to try this, but make it spicier I think, and sprinkle some seasoning and spring onions on those cooked eggs...I'm also going to try to scramble the egg and do it that way, lets see what works best....its a great brunch idea esp if you prepare the potatoes the night before...what cheese did you use? that didnt look like cheddar....also, the baking takes so long, I often do my 'baked' potatoes in the microwave, takes about 5-8 minutes per potato....and then once the egg is on top you could use the oven for that last bit. Thanks for sharing, I think my son is going to love this. :)

Glad you like this idea... hope you will try it out:) What you said sounds good.. I didn't make them too spicy because of my daughters, but it definitely sounds good to me.. I think I've used a local farmer cheese, a bit similar to cheddar but not quite.. cheddar will be as good.  I don't use microwave that is why I baked the potatoes in the oven, but if it is ok with you just cook them in the microwave to save some time: Let me know if your son enjoy this recipe

On February 29, 2016 at 04:40 pm, Lise said...
"Place the potato shells on the baking sheet and feel them with the mixture" I think you would want to FILL them with the misture.

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