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Ingredients for the nests:
4 ½ cups frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
3 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ cup cheddar cheese
Ingredients for Deviled Egg Chicks:
12 large eggs, hard boiled and peeled
⅓ cup mayonnaise
1½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons relish
½ teaspoon salt
2-3 shoestring carrots
6 sliced black olives
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. In a medium bowl mix together thawed hash browns, oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place a small amount of hash brown mixture in the bottom of each cup. Press down with a 1/8 measuring cup. With the measuring cup still inside of cup, fill around the sides with more hash browns building a nest. Rotate measuring cup handle out of the way as you fill. Press measuring cup up against the sides to compact.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy. Sprinkle the inside of nests with cheese while still warm. Let sit 10 minutes. Loosen the nests from muffin tin with a small paring knife. Let set in tin until cool. Remove from tin.
- Peel 12 hard-boiled eggs. With a sharp paring knife, slice off a very thin layer from the base of the egg – this will give it a flat surface to stand up. Cut off top third of the egg straight across or in a zig zag pattern. Squeeze around the egg base gently to loosen the yolk and it should pop right out. Keep the lids paired with their bases.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine 12 cooked yolks and mash well with a fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard, relish and salt. Mash everything together until smooth. Transfer mixture to ziploc or pastry bag and pipe generously into egg bases. Place top ⅓ back over the base and press down slightly to adhere.
- For the nose, slice the shoestring carrot into 1/4’” pieces. Cut the bottom into a “v”-shape. Insert carrot nose. For the eyes, take one slice of olive and cut in half vertically, making two thinner rings. Cut both rings in half horizontally, making 4 half circles. Place eyes onto chick. Repeat for remaining chicks. Place egg chick in a nest.