I have made this many times and it comes out perfectly! My family begs me to make it! It is a great dish to take to church breakfasts! When I've been in a hurry I have left the potatoes off and it is just as good !
I am incredibly disappointed in this recipe. I should have known, based on the times I have to cook other similar egg/bread casserole dishes, that 30 minutes was not nearly enough time to cook this dish and have it set up. I had it in there for an HOUR before it was done enough to be eaten, and even then it was still way too "wet". I'm guessing another couple slices of bread would have done the trick. Very irritating when you get up at 5 am to fix this for some very busy holiday workers and have it take over 30 minutes longer than anticipated and still doesn't set up right.