Q. What’s for dinner?
A. Super Easy Egg, Bacon and Hash Bake
A meal in one… a very satisfying dish for all ages, all year round.
6-7 frozen hash browns
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, diced
3 slices bacon, roughly chopped
1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
¾ cup cream
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Brush a lasagne style rectangular baking dish with oil.
Arrange a single layer of the hash browns over the base of the dish, trimming to fit as needed.
Heat a film of oil in a frying pan and cook the onion, capsicum and bacon for 10 minutes or until just tender.
Place the dish with hash browns in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes until golden and crisp.
Whisk the eggs with the cream and season with salt and pepper.
Arrange the onion, capsicum and bacon over the hash browns. Cover with tomatoes and sprinkle with basil and oregano.
Pour over the egg mixture. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the mixture is just set. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Serve with a green salad.
Tips and Hints
Shoulder bacon is well priced and has a good meat to fat ratio so it is good to use in recipes like this, but you can use any bacon that you have available.
If you don’t have fresh basil leaves but like the flavour, then substitute with a few dollops of readymade basil pesto.
Red onion has a lovely mild flavour but you can use a brown onion instead.
Serve 5 for under $15
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