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After a hectic day of teaching junior high, I often headed to the quiet of my kitchen for peace! Now that I'm retired, cooking has replaced teaching as my first love. I especially like to serve this hearty dish for a relaxing weekend brunch.
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded peeled potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Combine potatoes, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate.
In a bowl, beat eggs and milk. Add ham, onion, pepper and remaining cheese and salt; pour over potato crust (dish will be very full).
Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Pleasing Potato Pie in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p6

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 263 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 187mg cholesterol, 929mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

  • 2 cups shredded peeled potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Combine potatoes, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate.
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs and milk. Add ham, onion, pepper and remaining cheese and salt; pour over potato crust (dish will be very full).
  3. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Pleasing Potato Pie in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p6

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