Thursday, April 30, 2015

breakfast bake

i'm going to go ahead and say that this is a guest post from my 
beautiful mother since she basically made this entire dish. 

what did i do? take pictures.

i'm an amazing daughter, i know!!!

recipe via my mother's
modified just slightly below

serves 6

a couple notes on this recipe:
i loved the IDEA of this recipe. a breakfast bake that has all the 
fixings of a standard breakfast meal, just baked into one dish. 
both my mom and i would have loved a bit more flavor throughout. 
i would be generous with the fresh herbs as well as the amount and variety of veggies added. 
i also believe the sausage really added a lot - both in flavor and texture.

other ideas for additions
use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, toss in zucchini, 
serve with salsa and make it more of a mexican dish

12 eggs
6 baby potatoes, cut into quarters
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 red pepper, chopped
1 head chard, kale or spinach, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 cup chopped herbs of your choice (chives, basil, tarragon, etc)
we just used basil
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
salt and pepper
we also added 2 cups cooked, crumbled sausage


1. preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. bring medium pot of water to a boil and add quartered potatoes. 
cover and cook for 10-12 minutes until mostly softened.

3. saute chopped garlic and onions in a large frying pan 
with a dollop of butter or olive oil over medium heat.

4. after a few minutes, add mushrooms and peppers. 

5. when veggies are mostly cooked through, 
sprinkle with salt and pepper, and add leafy greens.

6. drain potatoes and add them to the bottom of a greased 9x13" rectangular baking dish.
 add sauteed veggies and sausage (if using) over the potatoes.

i would have seasoned these potatoes a bit before tossing them in the bottom of our dish

7. whisk eggs in a bowl with salt, pepper and chopped herbs. 
pour egg mixture into baking dish, spreading it evenly.

8. dollop with ricotta cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes or until middle is no longer gooey. 
broil for another minute or two, if desired, for a crispier crust.

i found that broiling ours made it set up just a tad bit more than i wanted 
and didn't add much texture or flavor BUT totally personal preference.

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