Farmer’s Casserole

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Farmer's Casserole

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 50 min

Ingredients:

6 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers (or shredded Cheddar cheese)
2 cups diced cooked ham or Canadian bacon
1/2 cup sliced green onions
8 large beaten eggs (or 2 cups egg substitute)
Two 12-ounce cans (3 cups total) evaporated milk or evaporated skim milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

1. Grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with cheese, ham, and green onion. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture in dish.

2. At this point, you can cover and refrigerate until ready to bake (several hours or overnight). When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Bake, uncovered, for 45-55 minutes or until center appears set. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. If baking after casserole has been chilled, you will need to increase baking time to 55 to 60 minutes.

Tips:

*Add tabasco for a bit of a kick.
*Serve with a good dollop of sour cream.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Southern Living Forum "Squeaker")