Breakfast can get pretty boring after a while. At least, in the UK, that is. I'm fairly certain this is one of the few countries where cereal is considered a substantial enough morning meal. After seeing some American meal plans and realising that people in other countries actually put some thought into what they eat for breakfast, rather than chucking a box of cornflakes on the table every morning, I decided to try some more creative breakfast ideas. For now, we're only having cooked breakfasts on Saturdays, but that might change in the future. Here's one of the first recipes I tried: Amish Breakfast Casserole. I first spotted this on Beth Wiseman's blog, but I think she actually stole it from Taste of Home. I've edited it slightly, and reduced it so that it serves four.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 - 40 minutes
4 slices of bacon, diced
1/2 of an onion, chopped
3 eggs, lightly beaten
4 frozen hash browns, thawed and shredded with a fork
1 1/2 cups (150g) of grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup (170g) of cottage cheese
1. Fry the bacon in a skillet or frying pan with some oil until the bacon is crisp.
2. Meanwhile, combine the onion, eggs, shredded hash browns, cheddar and cottage cheese in a large bowl.
3. Stir in the bacon.
4. Transfer to a greased baking dish.
5. Bake uncovered for 35 - 40 minutes at 350 degrees C/180 degrees F/Gas 4. You'll know that it's ready when you can insert a skewer in the centre and it comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.