a99kitten’s Musings

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Christmas morning breakfast needed to be something to tide us over to dinner. And fuel us for snow hikes! Oh…this did! My interwebz were basically down yesterday (on Christmas) as the tourist hordes come up here and everyone tries to use it at once. And apparently Suddenlink doesn’t realize Bay Area tourists use the internet like water so refuse to upgrade (oh…I’ll be sending off a scathing letter to corporate as my technician suggested.)

ANYHOO….didn’t get this recipe up ON Christmas.

Hash Brown and Egg Casserole

Ingredients:
1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown potatoes – THAWED. I used the Alexia brand with onions, garlic and white pepper
The original recipe called for a diced small onion which I did not use as the potatoes had it and I’m not a huge fan of onion.
1 pound pork sausage – cut up in small pieces
5 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and ground black pepper to taste
12 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

0. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan – I used a nonstick pan and did melt about 2 tbspns of butter and spread it around. Place the hash brown potatoes in the bottom of the baking dish. The original recipe did not have this step but I baked the hashed browns in the pan (pour some melted butter over the top to add yumminess) for about 30 mins.

1. If you have a double oven, pre-heat the second oven to 350 degrees. If not, lower single oven to 350.

2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook and stir the sausage and onion until the sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and pour over the potatoes. Layer with half the cheddar cheese, the sausage mixture, and the remaining cheddar cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 – 60 minutes. Remove cover; return casserole to the oven and bake until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

This WAS SO GOOD. Mmmmmmmm.