One more useful post before Christmas. If you are scrambling to find something to serve Christmas morning. Look no further!
When I was little, we gathered on Christmas morning, after opening our gifts, at my Grandma Randall’s house. All of my aunts, uncles and cousins came. We had a breakfast with the entire family. It was my favorite. I loved showing my cousins my new fancy clothes, or my new wicked-awesome roller blades.
Now, I like to host Christmas breakfast at my house. I have a couple folks who don’t do gluten in my family. So I like to have a gluten free option to add to the waffles and french toasts and cinnamon rolls and otherwise gluten-laden foods.
I found this casserole a few years ago and it’s a keeper.
No bread, no gluten, but all the yummy stuff that breakfast offers. Sausage, potatoes, cheese, eggs. (You just have to make sure your sausage doesn’t contain any sneaky gluten, most sausage doesn’t.)
You can use frozen hashbrowns if you want to cut down on the prep time, but I actually hate frozen hashbrowns. To me, they embody the taste of freezer-burn. So I use real genuine potatoes. You know the ones that grow in dirt?
I prefer to just rinse the potatoes, then boil them whole in a big pot of water. When I pull them out, the skin slips right off. I Let them cool then, run them through the food process with the grating disc. Or just grate by hand.
It is essential that you add salt to the potatoes and butter. Otherwise the potatoes will suck all the flavor from the sausage and cheese topping and you will need to add salt, but you will add it to the top. Not where it needs it. The flavor sucking potatoes.
It also doesn’t matter if you have too many shredded potatoes. Just add a little more butter and salt. Then taste the potatoes to make sure they have enough salt.
I especially love this dish because you make it the night before. This is a must for me on Christmas morning. I don’t want to be stuck making breakfast while I miss out on the Christmas family fun.
Merry Christmas everybody! Thanks for joining us!
Recipe Source: Adapted from Sausage Casserole