Wednesday, October 10, 2012

'The Burrow' Breakfast Casserole

Another addition to my Harry Potter Recipe a Day October.
Harry has quite a few meals with the Weasley family starting in The Chamber of Secrets when Fred, Ron & George rescue Harry from his barred bedroom and bring him to The Burrow, where they live.  The book states that after Mrs. Weasley gives her sons a little lecture for using the flying car she then serves a hot breakfast with about 8 or 9 sausages for Harry and also adding about 3 fried eggs as she continues to tell her sons she was worried for them.  The Weasley's might not have a lot of money but Molly sure seems to make some great food.  Eggs and sausage for breakfast for one.  I would like to imagine if Molly made a breakfast casserole, that this would be it!  It's very delicious and well worth the baking/waiting time.  This is a lower fat casserole with egg whites, turkey sausage and low-fat milk.  Here's to you, Molly!!  I only wish I had a wand to clean up the dishes afterwards like she does!

'The Burrow' Breakfast Casserole

14 ounces turkey sausage (Jimmy Dean makes some)
3/4-1 pound mixed mushrooms like cremini, shiitake, oyster, baby bellas (I used sliced shiitake & sliced baby bellas I found pre-packaged at Super Target)
fresh ground pepper
1 small onion, diced
4 large slices whole grain bread (cut into 1 inch cubes)
4 large slices white bread (cut into 1 inch cubes)
5- 6 ounces Jarlsberg cheese, finely grated, about 1 1/2 cups, low-fat if you can find it
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
5 eggs
5 egg whites
1 1/2 cups skim milk

Pour a couple of teaspoons olive oil into a skillet and brown the turkey sausage.  After browned, transfer to a plate and set aside.  Add mushrooms and cook over medium heat until they begin to brown.  Add some salt, pepper and onions and reduce heat to low stirring occasionally until onion is soft and mushrooms are well browned. 
In a large bowl toss bread cubes, cheese, tomoatoes, sausage and mushroom/onion mixture.  Spray a 9x13 casserole dish and spread mixture evenly into dish.  In another medium bowl combine eggs, egg whites and milk.  Whisk well then pour over bread mixture.  Cover dish with aluminum foil and let sit for about 10 minutes.  Press foil down gently to make sure top layer of bread cubes soak up the egg mixture.
Bake casserole at 350 for 35 minutes.  Remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer.  Let sit 15 minutes before serving.

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