Good Morning Goodness Casserole

Susan Sodon

By
@GraphicsGirl

Recently, we had a group over to work on a yard project. I knew my Saturday morning kitchen time was limited that work day, so I prepped this the Friday afternoon before. First thing Saturday morning, the oven went on and an hour later, we had this hearty, scrumptious breakfast.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

8 slice
frozen hash brown patties
4 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 lb
fully cooked ham
1/2
red pepper, diced
4
green onions (scallions), diced
1
shallot, diced
7
eggs
1 c
milk (2% works too)
2 Tbsp
canola or vegetable oil
1/2 tsp
salt
pepper to taste
1/2 tsp
ground mustard
8-10 sprig(s)
fresh chives, chopped
1/2 c
sour cream

Step-By-Step

1Dice the red pepper, green onions (use both the white and the green of the onion) and shallot. Heat up a saute pan. When your pan is hot, add 2 tbls of canola or vegetable oil – however, do not let the oil smoke or burn. Saute the red pepper, green onions and shallot for 5 – 10 minutes on medium heat to soften and gently carmalize – carmalizing brings out the great flavors. Remove from heat.
2Arrange the 8 frozen hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Sprinkle 2 cups of the cheese, the ham and red pepper/green onion/shallot mixture over the hash brown patties.
3In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard, then pour over the cheese, ham and red pepper/green onion/shallot mixture. Sprinkle the other 2 cups of cheese over the egg/milk mixture.
4Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Edges should be golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
5Place 1 tablespoon of sour cream on a plated portion, sprinkle with the chopped chives and serve.