Sally Marsh Recipe

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

By Sally Marsh sally214


My Mom who was a wonderful cook, made and served this every Christmas since I was young. I carried on the tradition and made it for my Son and now my 4 Grandkids every Christmas. Every now and then the kids will ask me for Christmas Breakfast for dinner!


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Serves:
6
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Ingredients

1 bunch
leeks
1 lb
bacon
1/2 lb
sliced smoked ham, cut in 1/2 julienne slices
1/2 lb
swiss cheese (i prefer baby swiss or swiss lorraine), shredded
12
eggs, at room temperature
1 qt
milk or half and half
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut bacon into 1" pieces, separate and fry slowly in large skillet until crisp. While cooking bacon, trim ends and all but 3 inches of green part of leeks. Slice the white and remaining green parts in 1/4 inch slices and soak in cold water to clean. Rinse, drain, and pat dry the cleaned leeks.
2
When bacon is crisp, remove to drain and discard all except a couple of tablespoons of the drippings. Add the drained leeks to the bacon drippings and saute until very soft but still green. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
3
Beat the eggs, milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper until thoroughly blended.
4
Add the bacon, ham, shredded swiss, to the leeks. Mix in the milk/egg mixture and pour all into a 3 quart buttered casserole (I prefer a deeper round one but doesn't have to be).
5
Bake at 350 for 45 min to an hour, depending on the depth of your dish. Allow to "rest" for a few minutes before cutting.

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