Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New Year's Brunch

Whether you're hungover as crap or lying on a beach in Mexico, (like me, right now.) this is a New Year's Brunch that every Amurican can get down with.  I am talking sausage (turkey, duh), I am talking cheese, and I am talking the most fabulous bread to hit the streets of France, the croissant. 

Add some eggs, and you have the breakfast casserole of champions.

Turkey Sausage and Croissant Casserole 

6 eggs
1 cup half and half
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
Salt and pepper
Butter for the pan
4 stale croissants
1 pound of lean turkey sausage
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Remove the turkey sausage from the casing, and cook until browned.  Drain on a paper towel.

In a small bowl, beat the eggs until they loosen up. Add the half and half, and green onions. Mix well, highly season with salt and pepper and set aside.


Butter a 12 by 10-inch baking pan. Cut the croissants in bite size pieces and fill the pan, making sure the bottom is completely covered.

Sprinkle the bread with the cooked sausage and cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the entire pan.

Cover and refrigerate overnight. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook covered for 25 to 30 minutes or until the egg mixture is set. 

For serious, the croissant is a CLUTCH call in a breakfast casserole, and I encourage you to make the choice every time for a high fat piece of bread.   We evened that out with turkey sausage, which is considerably more lean than pork... I don't wanna talk about the cheese though. That's staying.

Here's hoping this doesn't completely blow all of your New Years resolutions... 


1 comment:

  1. I had this 7 years ago when I was in high school and went to first visit a college (which is where I ended up going and met my hubby!) we stayed at a bed and breakfast and the owner served this with coffee and fresh fruit. I make it to tis day when I get "homesick" for my alma mater. She gave me the recipe, which used sweet and hot sausage and she also used canned cresent rolls. I'm going to have to try your recipe!