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.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (506g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 534 (61%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 59.3g||79 %|
|Saturated Fat 25.4g||127 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 21.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 6.3g|
|Cholesterol 922.1mg||284 %|
|Sodium 1479.6mg||51 %|
|Potassium 1118.5mg||29 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 32.2g||9 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.3g||9 %|
|Sugars, other 29.9g|
|Protein 51.9g||74 %|
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Calories per serving: 869
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