Cowboy Hash Brown Quiche

Real men may not eat regular quiche, but Western men will love this quiche made with a crust of hash browns instead of a pie crust. It’s good for breakfast or brunch with a piping hot cup of cowboy coffee.

3 cups shredded hash brown potatoes
1/3 cup butter, melted
seasoning salt to taste
1 cup diced, cooked ham
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Press hash browns onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with seasonings.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until hashbrowns begin to brown. In a small bowl, combine ham, onion and shredded c heese. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and a little more seasoning.
When crust is ready, spread ham mixture on the bottom, then cover with egg mixture. REduce oven temperate to 350 degrees and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the filling is puffed and golden brown.
Note:  You can bake this quiche and refrigerate for up to 2 days in advance, then reheat in the microwave. It also freezes well. (Serves 6)