Monday, June 08, 2009

Hashbrown Crusted Quiche

I bought a bag of potatoes for Martijn to cook with last week and there was a bad one in the bag that was going to spread it's badness to the rest if they didn't get used up fast. So, I decided to make a breakfast casserole!

Layered Breakfast Casserole

You will need:

2 cups cooked, shredded potatoes (you can use thawed frozen hashbrowns if you can get them)
2 TBSP melted butter
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/4-1/2 lb ground beef, sausage, or bacon
1 small zuchinni, thinly sliced
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper (any color), diced
1/2 cup peas
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt

Press the potatoes down into the bottom of your casserole dish. Pour the melted butter over the top and bake at 200 C (400-ish F) for 25 minutes. This will make your "crust."

Potato Crust
You should probably not forget about it like I did because then the edges get a little browner than the middle.

While your crust is cooking, brown your meat of choice. Drain off any excess fat, and set aside. Saute the onions, bell pepper, and zuchini until they're just starting to soften. Mix in the peas and let them warm through. Beat together the eggs, milk, and salt.

By this time, your crust should be about finished cooking. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the potatoes. Then layer the meat, then the veggies, and then pour the milk and egg combo over the top. Finally, sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top.

Bake at 175 C (350 F) for 30 minutes.

This would be pretty tasty without any meat if you're looking for a veggie meal too.

As always, be sure to check out Tasty Tuesday @ Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tempt my Tummy Tuesday @ Blessed with Grace for more yummy recipes.


Keetha Broyles said...

This looks really yummy - - - and my hubby would PREFER his crust to be DARK BROWN, so forgetting it in the oven would be a BONUS in his mind!!

dreamer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. There are several places you can send away for sour dough starter (the older the better), or you can research and start your own. Here is a link for instructions on how you can get some starter for free if you mail in a self addressed stamped envelope. Acording to the post it comes dehydrated with detailed instructions on how to get it going and keep it alive. Try it! I love my sour dough!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That looks great!! I will have to try this!! Thanks for sharing your TMTT recipe and linking up.

Alea said...

This looks wonderful and I just happen to have some potatoes that need to be used up.

Melissa Marie said...

mmmmm! This looks great! I am having out-of-town guests this week and was trying to find a new breakfast recipe... I will definitely give this a try! :)

Anonymous said...

Yum, I bet this is super tasty!! I just love your meal ideas.

Brenda said...

I'm always looking for some good potato recipes and this looks great.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

This looks great! I've never had a quiche before.

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