Have you eaten a wonderful dish at a potluck, or have you received “rave reviews” over something you’ve served?
I’ve been preparing this dish for various occasions (mostly brunches) during the past umpteen years. It is an easy entertaining dish since you put it together the night before and refrigerate it. Feel free to substitute turkey or sausage for the
ham. To make a vegetarian version, leave out the ham and use mushrooms or spinach instead. To make a smaller amount, you can cut the ingredients in half and use a 9×9-inch baking pan.
Makes: 10 – 12 servings
8 to 10 slices of white bread, crusts trimmed
4 cups cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups ham, cubed
2 Tblsp. minced onion (Can use dehydrated onions)
1 Tblsp. flour
8 to 10 large eggs
3 cups milk
2 Tblsp. prepared mustard (Dijon or your favorite)
Garlic salt, to taste
A little white pepper, if desired
1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with Pam. Cut the trimmed bread into
cubes. Spread evenly in the bottom of prepared pan.
2. Assemble by sprinkling in order:
• Layer the cheese over bread cubes
• Layer the ham over cheese
• Layer the onion over ham
• Sprinkle the flour over onion
3. In a bowl, beat to combine the eggs, milk, mustard, garlic salt and white
pepper. Pour over the layered ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
4. The next day, preheat the oven to 350º F. Bake, uncovered, for 60 minutes.
It will come out of the oven like a puffy egg dish. Serve hot or warm.