Note: I don't know about you guys, but it is getting more and more of a challenge to get my grocery budget to last as long as it needs to last. Like every other area of our budget, everything is increasing in price but my budget allowance. This means being even more creative, frugal and careful with every penny. Last night I was trying to figure out what to have for supper. I found eight hash brown patties in my freezer and was kind of at a loss as to how to best use them. I found this recipe on Real Mom Kitchen's website. (The picture is Real Mom's too since my camera was acting funny.) Unfortunately, when I started cooking I didn't have all the ingredients so I improvised. So, if you want to see Real Mom's original recipe, click this link. However, the following recipe is based off the ingredients that I had in my kitchen. It was good and I am sure I will make it again.
Hash Brown Quiche
8 shredded frozen hash brown patties
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup pepperoni (enough to fully cover the casserole)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cups milk or cream
½ teaspoon salt
pepper (to taste)
Place hash brown patties in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Pour melted butter evenly over the surface of potato patties. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Use a fork to shred potatoes and cover the bottom of the pan completely. Lightly salt and pepper potatoes. Layer pepperoni over the potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese. In a large bowl beat eggs. Add milk, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over cheeses and ham. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean.