Haven't tried this myself, but it sounds interesting enough to keep...
1 bag 26 oz. frozen hash browns
12 eggs 1 cup milk
1 tablespoon ground mustard
1 16 oz. roll sausage maple, sage or regular sausage. Salt and pepper
16 oz. bag shredded cheddar cheese Directions:
1. Spray crock pot and evenly spread hash browns at the bottom.
2. Crack 12 eggs in a large bowl.
3. Mix well (and slowly) using a whisk.
4. Add the milk.
5. Go ahead and sprinkle in the ground mustard.
6. Add plenty of salt.... ...and lots of fresh pepper. Mix well and set aside.
7. Cook the sausage on high heat, drain and set aside.
8. Add sausage on top of hash browns.
9. Is this enough cheese? Maybe? Probably. Throw the whole big bag in there.
10. Mix it up well. Or good, depending on where you're from.
11. Pour the egg mixture over everything in the crock pot. Using a wood spoon, even everything out so it's spread evenly.
12. Turn the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.
Some fun variations of this recipe. Before cooking (during prep) you can add: chunks of sourdough bread diced chiles salsa diced green onions
3 sheets of heavy-duty foil
10-12 baby red potatoes, thinly sliced
6 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon
1 packet ranch dressing mix
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
Sour cream for serving, if desired
1. Spray each sheet of foil with cooking spray. Top each piece with equal portions of potatoes, bacon, and ranch dressing mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to each serving. Wrap securely.
2. Grill for 20 to 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve in foil, topped with sour cream if desired.
If you're down to the end of a good ham, here's something to try.
Finish slicing what you can for sandwiches, put that away so you won't snack it all away while you're cooking) then trim the rest off and cut it in small to middling pieces.
Peel as few potatoes as you'll want, slice and set to boil.
Chop up enough onion to season your potatoes (freeze the rest for later) and sautéed in butter till translucent.
Peel and chop a few apples (4-5) or so, and sauté them too, with butter and some brown sugar (in another pan, by the way).
Toss the ham in with the onions, and heat it up.
Drain the potatoes; by now, they should be mostly cooked: they don't need to be real soft, since we'll be baking them too. Toss some butter in and toss the potatoes to coat (if you have butter issues, you probably shouldn't be reading this ;-)
Somewhere in here you can season with salt, pepper, maybe some lemon pepper? Whatever floats your boat.
Put potatoes in the fry pan with the onion and ham and stir-fry for a few minutes to mix the flavors well, then lay in your casserole pan.
Cover with the fried apples, dot with some more butter if you're feeling brave, and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Bake in a low oven (or one of those mounted in the wall at eye level) as long as the temp is about 325 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, or until the smell becomes irresistible.
leftover ham stump
potatoes, peeled and sliced
apples, peeled and chopped