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Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Bake

25 Mar

<img src="https://onerecipetwokitchens.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/20130325-155828.jpg" alt="20130325-155828.jpg" class="alignnone size-fullThis week's blog is an original One Recipe, Two Kitchens recipe. It was inspired by a good friend who served us something similar on Pancake Tuesday night for dinner. I'll post the recipe first and then we'll talk about it.

Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Bake

2 T olive oil

1 onion – chopped

½ lb of ground Italian sausage

½ t dried thyme

2 C frozen hash brown potatoes

5 eggs – beaten

1 pinch to ½ t cayenne pepper (depending on your preference)

½ C milk

1 C shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. In a frying pan that can be put into the oven, heat the olive oil and then add the onions. Stir until soft then add the sausage. Break it up and fry it until there are no pink pieces left. Add the hash brown potatoes and stir into the sausage mixture. Put in the thyme and left them cook for about 5 minutes until the potatoes are thawed.

3. Meanwhile, put the eggs into a bowl, beat them then add the milk and cayenne pepper. Mix well.

4. Pour the egg mixture into the frying pan with the sausage and hash brown mixture. Place in the oven for about 20 minutes.

5. Test for doneness by picking at the eggs with a fork. If they are set, add the cheese and bake for about 5 more minutes. Serve immediately.

Chef Karen: This is a very easy recipe. It’s a good done for kids to help with on a weekend when you got a little time. I like it because the eggs don’t take long to bake. I’ve made some egg recipes where it has to bake for up to an hour. Not so with this one. If you don’t have a pan you can put in the oven, any glass pan will suffice.

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Chef Jonathan: Love this recipe, this is my new go-to breakfast casserole meal. It’s extremely easy to make, and it doesn’t take very long either. I love the combination of pork sausage, potatoes, eggs and cheese, which I realize isn’t revolutionary, but I think that’s what makes this recipe perfect. Of course, I added more cheese than suggested, but that’s nothing new. Instead of putting the sauteuse pan directly in the oven, I transferred to a casserole dish first, for easy storage later. I recommend this to anyone and everyone looking for a new breakfast meal, and enjoy!

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