Was looking for a camping trip recipe that could be easily made and served without the worry of someone taking too much of this or that and having to cook more of an item (like running out of potatoes.) Also didn’t want to cook eggs to order and this casserole fit the bill. It is easy to put together and if you prep your meat ahead of time--like at home before the trip, it turns into a one dish meal. Any meat can be used in place of the ham and I think we’ll try sausage next time. I replaced the hash brown patties with tater tots, same thing just a different size and used Hatch green chiles in place of the jalapeños. Oh, also threw in some dice purple onion and chives that we had leftover from another meal. Gave it some color and made it look real purdy. We did have a problem with the amount of liquid. After the 30 minutes it seemed to be swimming in yellow ooze. Didn’t know if it was raw egg, the milk or melted cheese. Just to be safe, we cooked it for another 15 minutes uncovered and that did the trick. I’m thinking that it may be a combination of too much milk and the high altitude. Things cook differently at high altitudes. Usual adjustments can range from longer or higher cooking temperatures to adding flour. Besides cutting down on the milk a bit, I’d take the cover off halfway through the cooking time and see how that works. I almost added salt and pepper to my plate but remembered to taste it first and found the flavor was there and didn’t need help. Mr. Breezy said he’d like more chiles or the suggested jalapeños but a splash of Tabasco solved that. This casserole is easy, quick and just darn good. We will make this again.
Here is a link to the recipe Ham And Eggs Hashbrown Bake :-) It looks delicious! Those hash brown patties would help make it easy it seems. I like it can be cut in half. I always look for recipes where it is easy to do that.
I like that she gave add-in suggestions so you don't feel so bad if you do add stuff ;) I always want to add more ingredients! I have actually only made ONE breakfast casserole ever and messed it up by doing baking soda instead of baking powder. BAD MISTAKE! Scared me off after that lol! Yours looks pretty though ;)