Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hashbowns and Ham Casserole

I know what your thinking....
this is just ANOTHER breakfast
casserole's like all the others.
Well the answer to that is Yes and NO!
There are no fancy ingredients added.
It can be made ahead of time,
however it surely isn't necessary.
In fact I like it better if made fresh
the same morning you plan to serve it.
So....what makes this casserole so
different? And will make you want to make
it and taste it for yourself?
It is ALL in how you cook the ingredients.
That simple.
Let's get to the recipe, shall we?
Hash brown and Ham Casserole
4 Cups Hash browns~*
*I like to bake potatoes then shred.
However you CAN use frozen hash browns.
Just make sure they are thawed!
2 Cups Cooked Ham ~ diced
1 Med. White Onion ~ diced
1 (4oz.) Diced Green Chilies
3 TBSP Flour
1 C. Half/Half
4 Eggs
1 1/2 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Start by melting 4 TBSP butter, pour over
the fresh (or thawed) hash browns, stir
until well coated. Add in salt/pepper to taste.
Now FRY in a skillet or cast iron until
brown and crispy. Place into a lightly sprayed
9x9" pan. Return back to the skillet
to saute' onion, chilies and ham until
onions are fork tender. Now place this
mixture over the hash browns in the pan.
In a small bowl beat together the
eggs, flour and half/half and cheese.
Finally pour this over all the other
ingredients in the pan.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until
golden brown around edges.
Let stand for 10 minutes before
serving. You are going to be amazed
at just how much flavor cooking your
ingredients before assembling them makes.

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