Sabtu, 27 Agustus 2016

Ham & Cheese Croissant Breakfast Bake





I've been watching silly Facebook "recipe" videos...
Sometimes they inspire me, sometimes they gross me out.
This one was intriguing to me, I actually said "who even has croissants hanging around for this dish?", followed by, "what's the fat content of that???".
Folks, these are purely rhetorical questions, no need to answer.

Interestingly enough, we had an early morning party at work the other day.  The organizer did a fantastic job with the menu, all from Costco.  We had Chobani yogurts, granola, fresh fruit, flatbread sandwiches, cheesecake (!) and croissants for our early morning work smorgsbord!  Yum!  Cheesecake at 7am should NOT be discounted... oh yeah, I did it.  

We had scads of leftover croissants!  
I mean, really, why stuff a croissant in your pie hole if you can have all the other delights?  The gal asked, "what should we do with these?".  Then it hit me, the silly little video that included ham and cheese layered in croissants, doused with beaten eggs and cream and topped with more cheese then baked to a cheesy delight!  Yes!  
So, of course, I took them for another breakfast meeting the next day (you have to keep your energy up if you're going to build airplanes!) and,.... viola, breakfast party to go!

You can make this the night before and let it sit with the beaten eggs on it, it will be good to let the croissants soak up the eggs and cream mixture.

Serves 6-12 (you could cut each croissant in half...)
Ingredients

6 croissants
6-12 thin slices of ham (you could double up the slices...)
6 slices of cheese (any kind, I used cheddar)
8 oz. grated cheese (any kind, I used cheddar)
Dijon mustard
8 eggs, beaten
1 cup of half & half cream
Salt & pepper

Start with a greased 9x13 dish.
Cut the croissants in half, add a little schmear of Dijon on one side.  Add the ham (I folded mine in half) and then add the cheese.  Please each in the dish.

Beat the eggs and cream until well mixed, add a bit of salt and pepper.  Pour over the croissants.  Chill until ready to bake. 

Bake at 30 minutes at 350 degrees.



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