in a small skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet
When bacon is cool, crumble bacon; set aside. Stir Panko into the reserved drippings in skillet. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and chill until needed .
lightly grease a 9 inch pie plate; set aside. In a medium bowl beat eggs with a fork till foamy. Stir in crumbled bacon, hash brown potatoes, Swiss cheese, cottage cheese, milk, the 1/4 cup green onions, the salt, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Pour into prepared pie plate. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 325°. Sprinkle pie with Panko mixture. Bake, uncovered, about 50 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. If desired, sprinkle pie with additional sliced green onions. Makes 6 to 8 servings