Casserole made of eggs, cheese great for brunch


May 05, 1999|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,Sun Staff

Jane DeLong of Lebanon, Ore., was searching for a casserole made with eggs, green chilis and lots of cheese. This recipe sent by Carol Adolphsen of Sykesville fit the bill.

Egg and Cheese Casserole

Serves 8-10

3 small cans (4 ounces each) whole green chilies, seeded and drained

2 cups grated Cheddar cheese

2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese

8 eggs

1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk

4 tablespoons flour

pinch salt

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

Butter an 8-inch-by-12-inch oblong pan; flatten seeded chilies and line the bottom of prepared pan with half of them. Spread 1 cup Cheddar cheese and 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese on top. Repeat with remainder of chilies and cheese.

Beat eggs, milk, flour and salt together; pour over chili mixture. Bake uncovered 35 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven.

Cover entire surface with tomato sauce and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.

Tester Laura Reiley's comments: "This gets puffy and golden like a souffle, perfect for a brunch entree. The tomato sauce might be omitted at breakfast time without any consequences. The chilies don't really add too much heat, just enough chili flavor to add interest. It could very easily be made in a 9-inch-by-13-inch pan and cut into little squares for a buffet. I would serve it with a simple green salad."

Recipe requests

* Margaret B. Barton of Catonsville wants "a good, simple recipe for gingersnap cookies." She says, "I cannot find any I like in the marketplace."

* Ethel Walker of Hebron, Ill., also is looking for a gingersnap cookie recipe. "I tried to make them, but they don't have the same flavor."

* Cathy Matthews of Baltimore would like a blueberry dumpling recipe. "My grandmother made them for me when I was a child, and she has now passed away. I remember the dough was rolled out and cut in squares. Then she would fill a square with fresh blueberries, sugar and nutmeg and pinch it closed. ... Truly a wonderful comfort food."

If you are looking for a recipe or can answer a request for a hard-to-find recipe, write to Ellen Hawks, Recipe Finder, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278. If you send in more than one recipe, please put each on a separate sheet of paper with your name, address and daytime phone number. Important: Please list the ingredients in order of use, and note the number of servings each recipe makes. Please type or print contributions. Letters may be edited for clarity.

Pub Date: 05/05/99

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