Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 52, Scrambled Egg Bake

The kids wanted eggs and I had pulled out some sausage links, so I decided to do an egg bake. Scrambling the eggs before sticking it in the oven helps to make sure your eggs are cooked well.

Scrambled Egg Bake

1 package sausage links, cut into equal pieces
6 eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp dried oregano
1 cup biscuit mix
1/3 cup milk
1 egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook sausage according to package, until browned. I cooked half the package, then the other half to ensure complete cooking. Break eggs into a large bowl and mix with a fork until color is consistent. Spray a frying pan with non stick spray and cook eggs on medium, gently mixing after a minute, until eggs are cooked to slightly runny. In an 8x8 square pan, spray with cooking spray, add eggs to bottom. Add cheese on top of eggs, add sausage next. Mix biscuit mix, milk, oregano and egg in a small bowl; pour evenly over sausage. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.

Serves 9

I would have put in either peppers or broccoli to this to make it healthier, but I didn't have any at home today and I wasn't going to buy the frozen vegetables at the store I was at last night because I didn't think the freezer was working properly there. You can substitute ground sausage or turkey sausage for the sausage in this dish. Bacon could even be used instead. I like the oregano flavor in this dish, but have seen a similar dish with an Italian spice blend. It's a versatile dish and can be used at a brunch or as an on the go dish. Even though you cook the eggs to begin with, letting them be moist to begin with helps bind them to the bread mixture and finish cooking to create a finger food product. I actually sprinkled some oregano on top of the eggs before adding the rest of the ingredients on top in addition to incorporating it into the biscuit mix.

Flavor Rating: Good, it would have been better with vegetables.

Ease of Preparation: Moderate, there are several steps, make sure to mix the biscuit mix directly before pouring it over the top.

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