We LOVE this recipe! On Facebook, one of my stated foodie goals for 2014 is to use my gazillions of cookbooks more often. While going through one of them, I found this recipe and put it on my very short (for now) “to make soon” list.
The recipe is very easy. I used a bag of those Simply Potatoes instead of frozen hash browns thawed and they worked perfectly when made in a deep dish 9-inch pie pan. I think they taste better, too. If you want, you could also shred your own potatoes ~ you’ll need 3 or 4 cups I would think.
This recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. As all-around great dish.
Hash Brown Quiche
1 pkg. frozen uncooked shredded hash browns, thawed ~ I used Simply Potatoes refrigerated hash browns
5 1/3 tbsps butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/8 cup chives, chopped
1 cup shredded jalapeno Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup diced ham
fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
Heat oven to 425º.
Press hash browns into deep dish pie pan. Blot with paper towel to remove any moisture. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove dish from oven and reduce heat to 350º.
Combine the eggs, half and half, salt and chives. Set aside.
Sprinkle ham and cheeses into hash brown crust. Pour egg mixture over the top.
Bake 40-50 minutes until browned.
Before serving, top with chopped parsley.
Makes 6-8 servings.
Source: It’s a Shore Thing