FOODIE FRIDAY – (enjoy a
new recipe to try this weekend!)
According to the website askmen.com, the way to impress a woman after a night of fun is to impress her with breakfast in bed: http://www.askmen.com/sports/foodcourt/foodcourt13.html Just think, you could make up this hash brown casserole the night before and pop it in the oven when you wake up to brush your teeth. Wa-la! You’re her favorite new man!!!
Hash Brown Casserole
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns
- 1 pound bulk sausage
- 2 1/4 cups whole milk
- 8 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 8 cups cubed Italian bread, crusts removed
- 2 cups (1/2 pound) grated cheddar
- 2 cups (1/2 pound) freshly grated Parmesan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a deep 13 by 9-inch casserole dish with vegetable oil spray. Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add the onion and saute over medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the hash browns and break apart. Saute until soft, about 5 minutes. In a second fry pan, saute the sausage, breaking apart large clumps. When the sausage is cooked through, remove it from pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and mustard, briskly to blend.
To assemble, spread the onions and hash browns evenly at the bottom of the greased dish. Place the bread cubes evenly on top of has browns. With a slotted spoon distribute sausage as the third layer. Pour the milk and egg mixture over these layers. Add Parmesan as the next layer, while then adding the Cheddar. Bake the casserole, uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.
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