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Christmas Morning Life Saver

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"Mark and Lisa Bastiaansen, egg farmers in Arkona, Ontario, enjoy this layered egg casserole at Christmas and other times during the year."
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1 h 55 m servings 459
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Trim crusts from bread; reserve crusts. Cover bottom of greased 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking dish with slices of bread, trimming to fit if necessary. Cover with ham, then cheese. Top with another layer of bread.
  2. Whisk eggs. Add onion, green pepper, dry mustard, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco; whisk to combine. Whisk in milk. Pour mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Meanwhile, pulse reserved crusts in food processor until coarsely chopped. Set aside 1-1/2 cups of the bread crumbs. (Remainder can be frozen for another use.)
  4. The next day, stir butter into bread crumbs until moistened. Sprinkle buttered crumbs over top of casserole.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (180 degrees F) oven until puffed, set and golden brown, about 1 to 1-1/4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 459 calories; 22.4 39.2 24.6 200 1095 Full nutrition

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... that should be 1/2 tsp. of dry mustard not 1/2 cup. With half a cup of dry mustard it could change the cook into a 'lifer' after all of the guests have died.

Just finishing up eating my first batch. I halved the recipe for the two of us. I left out the peppers since neither of us like them. I will cut down on the bread crumbs next time and maybe add ...

Added Ortega Chiles!

12-24-15 ~ The kids were here for Christmas, so we had this for Christmas Eve breakfast. It was a big hit with the 4 of us. I realized, after the casserole had almost finished baking that I di...

I used cornflakes or special K on the top instead of the breadcrumbs.