Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Breakfast Casserole

I suck and I'm blurry

I found this recipe on Recipezaar.com when I was searching for some brunch recipes in anticipation of company.

Yeeaaah - although Ryan ate the leftovers and my friend Anne assured me that it was a good casserole - I thought it stunk. Especially when I went to my mom's house the next day and had a taste of her egg casserole. That was what egg bake should be - mine was a runny, icky mess that was redeemed by copious amounts of cheddar cheese and plenty of bacon.

The problem was that the recipe called to sit overnight and I think if I made this again, I would have not had it sit overnight and that I would have just made it the morning of.

Let me know if any of you have better success.


Overnight Breakfast Casserole
from Recipezaar.com

1 lb. bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
1/2 lb. of sausage, cooked (I used Italian turkey sausage)

Cook both of these ... I did it separately so I could use the bacon grease for sauteeing stuff.

While your meat is cooking, lightly toast chunks of white bread. Enough to line the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. (I used French bread, my mom told me I should have just used plain ol' white bread.) Also - start choppping up:

1/2 onion
8 oz. of mushrooms

When the bacon was done, I sauteed these both in the bacon grease. Oh man that was good.

After your bread is done toasting, put it in the 9 x 13 pan. Then grab a large mixing bowl and whisk together 8 eggs and 4 c. of milk. Add to this 1 T of dijon mustard (I used horseradish mustard because it's all I had ...)

When the veg is done, dump that over the toasted bread in the 9 x 13 pan. Top with 1 chopped tomato. Then pour the egg mixture over all. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Next day: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Top casserole with about 1/2 c-1 c. of cheddar cheese. Bake for 45 minutes or until eggs are set. This could take longer than 45 minutes.

Like I said - not my favorite. Much love to my friends and company for actually eating this crap!

2 comments:

Amanda said...

I've never heard of toasting the bread...would that have made it soak up less than untoasted bread? I'm no culinary expert but just a thought :)

A. Sundberg Siess said...

OMG ... I finally read this post and about snorted my coffee! In all truthfulness (is that a word?), I enjoyed it. Sure, it was juicy, but "the favors" were all there. In the culinary world, it is all about flavor, isn't it? Ah, thanks for making me laugh today. I needed it!