I bet you have never thought of having a sausage and egg casserole for breakfast. I also bet that now I have planted the idea in your mind, you are chomping at the bit to try sausage and egg casserole for breakfast.
Well, that’s why I have put together this very simple recipe that will work fabulously well with guests, or just as a special treat for you (and maybe the husband – if he’s been especially good).
Don’t worry though, you don’t have to get up at 5am to prepare these bad boys, you can simply make them the night before – or the week before and pop them in the fridge or freezer, ready to bake on the morning in question.
So, what are you waiting for? Oh – the ingredients!
4 Breakfast Friendly Sausages – Your Choice
6 Whole Large Eggs
1 Medium Green Pepper
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
100g Grated Cheddar Cheese
Right then, are you ready? Then I’ll begin. Pop your sausage in a food processor and chop it down until it is just roughly chopped. Add it into your wide based pan and cook on a medium heat until it begins to brown.
Chop the onion and pepper in the mean time, stirring your sausage occasionally.
Add the chopped onion to the pan and reduce the heat.
Once the onion is soft and translucent, and the sausage cooked, transfer the mixture to a dish and leave it to one side while it cools.
Now to the eggs. Break them and add them all to a fairly large bown. Give them a good mix. Add in the salt, pepper and chilli, and whisk them all together.
Into the egg mixture, add the chopped pepper and grated cheese, and mix again.
Make sure the sausage mix is cool, and add it slowly to the egg mixture. Obviously if it is still hot at this point, then it will start cooking the egg – so be doubly sure that it has cooled down before you undertake this step.
Now, you need to make a decision. You can either pour the mixture into a Yorkshire pudding tin and have individual sausage muffins, or pour it into a cake tin and make a giant sausage muffin, which you can then divide up between the participants. This is up to you.
Whichever you decide, your mixture needs to go into a preheated oven at 220 degrees for 20 minutes. Check them at 20 and make sure they are cooked. They may need another few minutes.
Be aware that your casserole will flatten when you take it out of the oven, but this is not a problem. It is supposed to do this. It will make it easier to eat – rather than just all being puff and air.
And that’s it kids. Enjoy your breakfast!