Some people dream about new cars or winning the lottery, and some of us dream about food. Saturday night/morning about 3 AM I woke up from a dream, and in that dream I made a breakfast casserole aka frittata.
In my dream I was making breakfast for my family, which I usually do on the weekends. I’m not a huge fan of breakfast food though, I’d much rather have leftover meatloaf and mashed potatoes. If I’m eating breakfast, I’m definitely eating savory.
I have a very particular household. Sunday morning everyone woke up wanting something different, and lucky for them, the cooking spirit was upon me. I made 4 different meals.
My girlfriend fried up some bacon and sausage and I made everything else.
Breakfast 1: Papa’s toast which I made in a previous Tasty Thursday. Here’s the link https://talkingallthatjaz.net/2018/08/30/tasty-thursday-6/ It’s a weird, yet delicious combination of american cheese toast, topped with boil egg, crumbled bacon, and sweet pickles. Yeah yeah yeah I know how it sounds, just try it.
Breakfast 2: Grilled cheese with french bread and Swiss cheese with boiled eggs on the side.
Breakfast 3: Nutella stuffed pancakes with strawberries and scrambled eggs.
Breakfast 4: The pièce de résistance, the breakfast casserole or frittata that came to me in my dream. Here’s what you’ll need:
6 large cage free eggs
1/4 cup of half and half
1 cup of shredded cheddar and Colby blend cheese
1 tsp of dry minced onion
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 frozen hash brown squares
• Preheat oven to required cooking directions for frozen hash brown squares. Mine was 425 degrees. I cooked the hash browns for 10 minutes, half the suggested time which was 20 minutes since they’d cook further during the baking process. Once done, turn oven temp to 350 degrees, then break hash browns up into pieces and place in the bottom of a 9 inch glass dish (which is what I used) or a cast iron skillet. I sprayed my glass dish with Pam cooking spray.
• While the temperature of the oven is going down, crack 6 large eggs into a bowl, add half in half and whisk until blended
• Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir
• Pour into prepared pan with hash browns and bake in the stove uncovered at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour. I baked until a knife inserted came out clean and it was firm.
Remove from stove, let cool slightly, cut and enjoy! I topped mine with delicious sirracha! Simple, affordable, and delicious! Makes a great brunch dish.
Until next time…💛