Ready in 45 minutes
A hardy breakfast casserole that travels well. Great for office pot-lucks.
Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with oil.
Press hash browns on bottom of pan. They should be at least 1/2 inch deep as they shrink down as the crust browns. Drizzle melted butter over potatoes. Bake at 425F for 25 minutes until crisp and browned.
Reduce heat to 350F. Sprinkle ham or sausage and cheese over crust. Beat eggs, milk and salt; pour over crust and filling. Return to oven and bake, covered, 25-35 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. In the last few minutes of baking, uncover and add a few decorative squiggles of catsup to the top
Vegetarian options: Saute onions & mushrooms w/ a bit of salt & pepper. Use this in place of meat in the recipe. Vegetarian sausage will also work. Replace butter w/ canola oil and use the whites of 4 eggs with one whole egg to reduce the cholesterol content if you wish.
This can be a hit at breakfast or brunch. It travels well if you're going to a pot luck event.
Pete Romfh, Feb. 2003
I topped this version with some fresh tomatoes for decoration. It disappeared in minutes at the office.
Memaryme 1y agoHusband went for seconds, Tabasco sauce is great to!
pdiddy109 1y agoeasy, quick, and travels well
lesliem513 1y ago
MsNashay 2y agoThis was a good recipe. I added green peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon, and beef sausage on top of the hashbrown crust before adding the egg mix on top. I also topped mine with salsa and more cheese. than the recipe called for.
cautiousclay3212 2y ago
gabigoo 2y agoThis was absolutely delish!!! Even my pickiest eater loved it!!
Gemmpage 2y agoLeft out the tomato sauce because I'm not too fond of it but love this so much! Made it a few times and it's always gone down a treat
Jenstarling 2y agoGood - pretty much a breakfast fritatta. Couple of minor changes: I overlapped browned potato slices for the crust, and I scrambled salsa into the eggs.
Clinda 2y agoDelicious! This is a favorite breakfast dish to make now. Great to make for a family brunch. Easy to prepare and great flavors. I add extra cheese and onions!
janecostanza 2y agoOk, a nice breakfast to make ahead for the week