Gary and Pat Teske, retired innkeepers of The Thistle Inn, of Holland, Michigan, share their recipe for one of their guests’ favorite breakfasts.
3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers or shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup diced fully cooked ham or Canadian bacon
1/4 cup sliced green onion
4 beaten eggs
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with cheese, ham, and green onion.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, pepper, and salt. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture in the dish. (The dish may be covered and refrigerated at this point for several hours or overnight.)
Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes (or 55 to 60 minutes if made ahead and chilled) or until the center appears set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.