This recipe is wonderful, but you can take it to another level by increasing ingredients and cooking it in your crockpot over night. Increase potatoes to 32oz bag (cubed hashbrowns), 12 eggs, 3 cups shredded cheese, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped green pepper and 1 cup or more of ham, sausage, bacon, canadian bacon, any combination you want. Cook in your slow cooker for 10 to 12 hours. You can add just about anything to this recipe and it is done when you wake up in the morning. The Smart Crockpot cooks too hot, so if using this cooker, reduce cooking time.
We made this last weekend with a few modifications and other reviewers’ suggestions. I browned the hash browns in some butter with the green onions, fresh garlic and cut-up bacon. I put this in the bottom of the pan and poured the egg mixture on top (added some Lawry’s Seasoned Salt to the egg mixture, too). I also used Kraft Mexican cheese with peppers in place of the cheddar. It was fantastic – got rave reviews from my family – even the picky eaters!
1/2 lb bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 bag (30 oz) frozen country-style shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed, patted dry
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
9 large eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 container (8 oz) sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup cornflake crumbs or panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
2 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium-high heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and onion is tender; drain on paper towels.
3 In large bowl, toss bacon mixture, potatoes and cheeses. Spoon into baking dish. In same bowl, beat eggs, milk, sour cream, salt, mustard and pepper with fork or wire whisk until well blended. Pour over potato mixture.
4 Bake uncovered 35 minutes. In small bowl, toss cornflake crumbs and butter. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Source : allrecipes.com