Weird coincidences do happen sometimes, like the fact that I was born in Minsk, Belarus and my husband was born in Pinsk, Belarus, but we actually met in NY state. Our Belorussian heritage could be why we share very similar tastebuds. When it comes to an indulgent breakfast that we both love, it usually includes hash browns, eggs and bacon. One of the stereotypes of Belorussians did come true for both of us, we are admittedly “bulbyashi” to the core. (Bulbyashi – “бульбаши” is a play on the Belorussian word for potato , “bulba”, if you’re not familiar with the Russian language.) It looks like our son is following in our footsteps. Nathaniel loves potatoes.
On one of those relaxing weekend mornings, I got struck with the idea of recreating this common breakfast into something completely different – stuffed hash browns. After trying it out and tasting the results, both Sergi and I agreed that this was such a great idea. It’s basically like a big, inside-out omelet, since the eggs are encased inside the potatoes. Isn’t that pretty cool?
The potatoes are perfectly golden and crisp wrapped around a filling of soft scrambled eggs, bacon and lots of gooey, melted cheese. What a neat package. One of these ginormous “stuffed hash browns” or “inside out omelets” (whatever you want to call it) is enough to feed two, so it’s a great way to start off a romantic weekend. [Read more…]