Potato nests

If you want to make these cool potato nests or potato baskets, you’ll need a muffin tray. It’s a must-have.

Now you don’t have to read the next part that has nothing to do with this recipe but it might interest you anyways.

I’m a big fan of muffins because they are so quick to make and you can literally make them with anything you have. That being said I just upgraded to… a silicon mini muffin tray (see picture) and I’m SO happy about it!! Really, it’s a life-changer (if you bake sometimes of course). It’s non-stick – they don’t require to be oiled! – very easy to clean and muffins come out easily. I also do think my muffins tastes better now.


Ok, now I’m done, promised.

Positive: Cute finger food. Endless possibilities to fill them.

Negative: It’s just potato so it tastes like potato, but at least it’s not only flour.

Ingredients for 20 mini baskets or about 6 big ones:

  • 300 g potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 30 g flour


Peel and grate potatoes with the large holes of a cheese grate. Wrap grated potatoes in a clean kitchen towel, twist and squeeze to remove as much water as possible.

Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the egg and flour. Season and stir well.

Place a teaspoon of potato mixture in each muffin cup and press with your fingers again bottom and up sides.

Bake potato nests in preheated oven to 180°C for about 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.


Allow your potato nests to cool down 5 minutes and fill them with the topping of your choice. The one in the main picture is a mix of cooked spinach and Philadelphia.

My advice: When you have too many options sometimes it’s just scary, so here are a few other suggestions to fill your potato nests:

  • Cheese and ham (serve warm)
  • Philadelphia and smoked salmon
  • Ricotta or cottage cheese and bolognese sauce (serve warm)
  • Blue cheese and cherry tomato

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