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Brunch Casserole

THE ONLY  BRUNCH CASSEROLE YOU'LL EVER NEED
You can layer the ingredients if you like, but even if you don’t, layers will form as the casserole bakes.

 

Master Recipe:

1 dozen eggs, room temperature

3 cups milk

1` pound grated cheddar or Camembert, rind removed, cut into small dice

Sea salt and pepper to taste

 

Preheat oven to 350.

 

Whisk eggs by hand or use a mixer to blend well.  Add milk and blend.  Add cheese and stir well.  Pour into sprayed or greased 9x13 pan – depending upon the size of the eggs, you will have enough to fill another small casserole, about 1 quart or so.  Bake until puffed and golden, about 50-60 minutes. 

 

Note: you can use less cheese, or none at all, if you wish.  If you don’t use any cheese, add seasoned salt or Mrs. Dash’s to the egg mixture.

 

Good add ins:                        

·        1 pound sausage or bacon sauteed, and drained

·        1 pound good quality ham, cut into small dice

·        8 ozs. sliced mushrooms, sauteed

·        Roasted red pepper strips

·        2 shallots, sliced and sauteed

·        3 green onions, sliced

·        1/2 pound asparagus spears, sliced on diagonal and blanched

·        1 pound chopped fresh spinach, sauteed  or 1 box, 10 oz frozen

·        LEAF spinach, thawed and drained well, but not sauteed.

·        Zucchini, sliced thin, blanched

Note:  Good substitutions for the sausage are soy sausage and soy cheese.

 

All of us here at Fox 19 and Macy’s wish you the best holiday ever! 

Rita Heikenfeld  © 2005

 

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