Ofenguck (Peek-In-The-Oven Casserole)

"A Swiss main-dish casserole with potatoes, sausage, cheese and eggs. Adapted from Cooking the Swiss Way."
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Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine potatoes, water, garlic and salt in a pan over high heat.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes and place in a bowl.
  • Discard garlic.
  • Add milk, butter and white pepper.
  • Mash well.
  • Add sausage, green onions and butter and mix well.
  • Spread mixture into a large well-greased oval casserole.
  • With the back of a large, moistened spoon, make 4 deep depressions in mixture.
  • Break an egg carefully into each depression.
  • Bake on middle rack of oven for 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with grated Swiss cheese.
  • Bake until egg whites are firm, about 3 to 5 minutes more.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

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  1. I increased the garlic, salt and pepper in the mashed potatoes, and poached the eggs separately and added them after the casserole came out of the oven. Scarfed down in almost complete silence by the boys, which is a rare occurrence! Next time I'll add the cheese to the potatoes and try topping with a smoother melting cheese ... I really wasn't crazy about the texture of the Swiss on top, although I loved the flavor.
  2. Made this recipe as given & had it on the table when a neighbor couple were here for a simple dinner! A very enjoyable & comforting dish, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
  3. This was wonderful! Filling and delicious. Easy to prepare, and came together beautifully. I can also see this being a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes too. Thanks for sharing!
  4. What a lovely surprise Chocolatl. What's not to like, sausage, eggs, green onions, mashed potatoes and cheese. It was quick and easy to make. It looked amazing and tasted even better. The flavor was excellent. Thanks for sharing a recipe that I will be making for my siblings when they come to visit. Made for ZWT7 for Witchin Kitchen.
  5. We really enjoyed the potato and sausage portion of this dish, but the eggs were a little odd...The yolks came out similar to hard boiled and the whites were just barely set. I would make this again minus the eggs, it was still very flavorful. Made for ZWT-7~THE HOT PINK LADIES.



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