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Gran's Egg Siesta Casserole Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Leigh Wilson
Added: Monday, March 30, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
7-8 slices white or whole-grain white w/out crusts
2 - 4oz. cans chopped green chilies, drained
7 eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. minced garlic
2-3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
2-3 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
For garnish: sour cream & salsa or avocado slices, chopped cilantro, chopped tomatoes

Directions:
Directions:
Assemble casserole the evening before. Place bread in buttered 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Spread chilies on bread. Combine eggs, milk, salt, garlic and oregano, mixing well. Pour egg mixture over chilies. Sprinkle cheeses over egg layer and store, covered in refrigerator overnight. Bake at 325 degrees until puffy or just firm. Serve immediately with sides of choice.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is from a cookbook called "Call to Post" from my home state, Kentucky. The recipe calls for 6 cups of cheese and I have found this really is too much. If you use 2 cups of each cheese, it is still delicious. This is a real hit and even works for Christmas morning!

 

 

 

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