Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
I got this recipe from my mother-in-law after having it for breakfast at her house. I've never made it myself, but it was so delicious, I thought I'd share. I'm not sure if you can use another type of oil, so any reviews using a different oil would be appreciated.
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups evaporated milk
- 5 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 3 tablespoons corn oil
- 1 lb sausage, browned and well drained
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 4 tablespoons minced onions
- Beat eggs and milk, set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix hashbrowns and oil.
- Press along the bottom and up the sides of a 9x13 baking dish.
- Bake at 475* for 15 minutes.
- Layer the sausage, cheese, and onions over the potatoes.
- Pour the egg/milk mixture evenly over the top.
- Turn oven down to 350* and bake for 30 minutes until firm.
Terrific breakfast casserole! The hashbrowns stay nice and crisp, even after baking with the egg mixture. You'd swear there was more than 4 eggs....the milk really "stretches" the mixture without becomming soggy. I browned my onions in with the sausage. I added salt, pepper and tarragon to the egg mixture. The entire family loved it. Thanx for a great breakfast that we'll enjoy often.
Thanks for the keeper. I am going to only use 4 cups of hash browns next time though, because it was a little too much for me. Also, anyone that is looking at the amount of minced onions with suspicion, don't worry, it was great. The next time I make this, I will let it set over night and reheat the next day. It was even better then. I am going to try and freeze this, then reheat, to check the results. Looks like a good OAMC breakfast to me. A winner. Edit: I froze and reheated this once a week for a month, and the last piece was as good as the first. I'm going to freeze and vacuum seal to see if they last even longer (then I can make bigger batches at a time!). I'll let you know.
This has a slight sweet taste to me that I didn't particularly care for in this kind of dish. I know it was from the evaporated milk and I don't know how to get around that other than using a different kind of milk or adding a bunch of seasonings. I had some fresh sausage that I needed to use and this fit the bill well and it was very easy to prepare. If I make this again I would add spices, for me it needs jazzing up.