Have you eaten a wonderful dish at a potluck, or have you received “rave reviews” over something you’ve served?
I’ve been preparing this dish for various occasions (mostly brunches) during the past umpteen years. It is an easy entertaining dish since you put it together the night before and refrigerate it (perfect for your Easter morning gatherings). Feel free to substitute turkey or sausage for the ham. To make a vegetarian version, leave out the ham and use mushrooms or spinach instead. To make a smaller amount, you can cut the ingredients in half and use a 9×9-inch baking pan.
Sunday Brunch Casserole
Makes: 10 – 12 servings
8 to 10 slices of white bread, crusts trimmed
4 cups cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups ham, cubed
2 Tblsp. minced onion (Can use dehydrated onions)
1 Tblsp. flour
8 to 10 large eggs
3 cups milk
2 Tblsp. prepared mustard (Dijon or your favorite)
Garlic salt, to taste
A little white pepper, if desired
Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with Pam. Cut the trimmed bread into cubes. Spread evenly in the bottom of prepared pan.
Assemble by sprinkling in order:
- Layer the cheese over bread cubes
- Layer the ham over cheese
- Layer the onion over ham
- Sprinkle the flour over onion
In a bowl, beat to combine the eggs, milk, mustard, garlic salt and white
pepper. Pour over the layered ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, preheat the oven to 350º F. Bake, uncovered, for 60 minutes. It will come out of the oven like a puffy egg dish. Serve hot or warm.
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Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of Amish fiction and non-fiction, and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. The Search won a 2012 Carol Award. The Waiting was a finalist for a 2011 Christy Award. The Choice was a finalist for a 2011 Carol Award. The Letters is a finalist for a Christian Retailing 2014 Best Award. Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World and Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life were both finalists for the ECPA Book of the Year (2010, 2011). Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She travels back east a couple of times each year for research.
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