Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Feta Egg Casserole



This hearty egg casserole makes a great center piece for breakfast or brunch.  Left-overs can be sliced down the middle and lightly pan fried to go in a sandwich or wrap.  Roast the potatoes in advance to speed things up in the morning - you could even blend the custard the day before so that all you have to do is throw everything in a pan and bake.  If you're not into sweet potatoes, swap them out for white, or do a 50/50 white/sweet mix.

As always with eggs, please please please get them from a reliable source that treats their chickens well which is no small feat.    Otherwise, this becomes breakfast sadness casserole, and who wants to eat sadness for breakfast?



INGREDIENTS

Custard:
18 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp whole grain mustard
1 Tbsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt

Filling:
2 medium sweet potatoes
olive oil for roasting
Approximately 200grams (7 ounces) feta cheese
Approximately 250 grams (9 ounces frozen spinach - thawed and drained

METHOD

  • Scrub and small dice the sweet potatoes.  Toss with a tablespoon of olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and roast in a 400 degree oven until tender - about 30 minutes. (This can be done the day before)
  • Arrange roasted potatoes, feta and spinach in a 9 X 13 pan and preheat the oven to 375.
  • Place all of the custard ingredients in a blender and blend on low until well incorporated.  Alternately, place them all in a big bowl and beat well.
  • Pour custard over fillings and throw it in the oven!
  • Bake until the center isn't jiggly when you shake the pan, 45-55 minutes.
  • Serves 8 to 10.

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