19 July 2012

you never know until you try

brown eggs
{image credit: dear new girl}
Our last evening in Maine, we had a lot of random things in the refrigerator, so I decided to dump them into a pan and see what happened. I figured it would probably taste good, and it was better than scrapping the last of the eggs and cheese.

Serendipitously, a breakfast casserole happened. It was basically a square quiche . . . but with a lot of cheese. Plus potatoes, so maybe more like a frittata?

In any case, despite its dubious origins, it was delicious and I'll certainly make it again. :) Here is the recipe.


Simple Breakfast Casserole 

2 tablespoons butter
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/4 pound spicy sausage
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I mixed cheddar and mozzarella)
1/4 cup cornstarch
5-6 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups diced cooked red potatoes*

1) Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish.
2) Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; add bell pepper and saute for one minute. Reduce heat, cover, and cook just until tender.
3) Remove bell pepper from skillet. Increase heat to medium, add sausage, and cook as desired. Mine was in links, so I cooked it first and then sliced it up.
4) Toss cheese with cornstarch in large mixing bowl. Whisk in eggs, then milk, salt, basil, and oregano. Spread potatoes, bell pepper, and sausage evenly in prepared baking dish, then pour egg/cheese mixture on top.
5) Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.

*I cut up leftover baked potatoes, and I didn't peel them. If you haven't any already cooked, you could pan-fry the potatoes along with the sausage.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds delicious! Seeing as I have been craving potatoes like a mad irish washerwoman during this pregnancy (potassium? Starch? I'm not sure) it sounds extra specially delicious.