A baked egg, sausage, and bread casserole
I got this recipe from a recipe chain letter when I was in graduate school.
"Send 5 recipes to the person whose name is at the top of the list, and
then add your name to the bottom of the list and send it to 5 friends."
I ended up getting about 30 recipes that way; this is the only one that I
still make. It's wonderful. The person who mailed it to me is named Ruth Ann
Swart. I've changed it slightly because I don't like to leave raw egg
mixtures in the refrigerator overnight, as the original recipe called for.
- 8 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups bread cubes
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 2 lb bulk sausage
- 1 lb grated cheddar
(or more to taste)
- 1/2 lb fresh mushrooms
Brown the sausage in a frypan; drain off excess fat. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add milk, mustard, and bread cubes.
If you like salty dishes, add a teaspoon of salt.
Wait a few minutes for the bread cubes to absorb the milk and eggs. Stir in
80% of the grated cheese.
Add the cooked and drained sausage. Mix well. Pour into a casserole dish of
the size that you would use to make lasagna (about
9 x 13 inches).
Slice the mushrooms, and arrange the slices on top of the casserole.
Sprinkle the remaining 20% of the cheese over the top of the mushrooms.
Bake for 45 minutes at
Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
You can cut up your own bread for the bread cubes, or else buy a package of
commercial poultry stuffing. Try to get unflavored bread cubes if you buy
For the sausage, try Spanish chorizo, English Cumberland sausage, or
American pork whole-hog sausage. I usually use a mixture of beef chorizo and
Jimmy Dean pork sausage. Any spicy pork- or beef-based sausage will work.
For the cheese, the best bet is Canadian sharp white cheddar. You can
substitute any cheddar, or Leicester, or Cantal, or for that matter
anything you want. I've never tried it with Swiss cheeses.
20 minutes preparation, 1 hour cooking and cooling.
no need to measure.
Loretta Guarino Reid
DEC Western Software Laboratory, Palo Alto CA
Recipe last modified: 8 Mar 86
From: guarino@decwrl (Loretta Guarino Reid)
Subject: RECIPE: Breakfast casserole
Date: 26 Apr 86 21:39:52 GMT
Organization: DEC Western Software Laboratory
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