Rutabaga Egg Nests

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  • 1 large rutabaga, peeled
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons bacon fat (or other kind of fat)
  • 2-3 eggs (or more)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • parsley (to garnish-optional)


  1. Peel your rutabaga. Roughly chop then send the rutabaga through a food processor with the shredding attachment. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater.
  2. Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of bacon fat and minced garlic.
  3. In a bowl, mix together rutabaga and sliced onion. Place in skillet, spread out in pan and press down. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes, then use a spatula to flip the rutabaga.
  4. When the rutabaga is almost done cooking, use a spoon to make a spot in the middle of the shredded rutabaga to crack your egg into. A nice little nesting area for the egg.
  5. Crack your egg into the middle of the rutabaga. To cook your egg perfectly, grab a lid and pour in just a tablespoon of water into the pan and cover. Let cook for a minute or two until egg is cooked to your preference.
  6. I did this in 4 batches with all the rutabaga I shredded.
  7. Top with a bit of parsley.
  8. It's like you're eating naughty hash browns. Genius.


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