Mushroom and Bacon Custard Casserole

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This recipe is from the
"Whole Hog Cookbook:.
This recipe is so good especially if you love mushrooms and bacon... the blend of the onions and spices, mixed with the custard like cheese- filled with mushroom and bacon will have you begging for more.


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Serves:

4-6 servings

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

MUSHROOM MIXTURE:

2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 lb
thick cut bacon, chopped
1/2 c
white wine or white apple juice
1 1/2 lb
cremini mushroom, roughly chopped
3 clove
garlic , minced
2 medium
shallots, finely diced
1 Tbsp
each finely chopped fresh basil, parsley and thyme
1 tsp
rubbed dried sage
1/2 tsp
each kosher salt and pepper
5 large
eggs
3 c
half and half
1 c
grated parmesan cheese
8 c
day old challah bread, crust on, torn into pieces

SAGE BUTTER:

3/4 c
unsalted butter
6
fresh sage leaves ,chopped
melt butter over low heat in small saucepan. add sage and simmer 3 minutes. makes 3/4 cup.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350^. Spray an 8-inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
2
Mushroom Mixture:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until it is crisp. Remove from pan. Then in the same skillet and heat, add the wine , scraping up all the brown bits of bacon leavings as you stir in the mushroom, garlic, shallots, basil, parsley,sage and thyme.Sauté for 15 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and browned, Remove from the heat and stir in the bacon bits. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, 3/4 cup of the cheese, kosher salt and pepper. Add the bread pieces and toss to coat. Let the mixture stand for 15 minutes.
4
Stir in the mushroom mixture and pour the pudding like mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the custard is browned and the center has puffed up . Drizzle with the warm buttery sage sauce before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Puddings, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy