Best St. Augustine Breakfast

  • eggs bacon asiago

Left: Photo by Ryan Mosher, assistant manager at Bayfront Westcott House

O'Brien Hash Browns, 2 cups
Butter, 1 tbsp melted
Creole Seasoning, 2 tsp
Parmesan Cheese, 1/4 cup finely grated
Eggs, 4 large
Half-and-Half Cream, 1-1/2 cups
Ground Pepper, 1/4 tsp
Asiago Cheese, 2 cups grated
Bacon, 2 lbs cooked and chopped

- Preheat oven to 425.
- Lightly grease a 9" round glass pie pan and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine and toss hash browns, butter, and Creole seasoning.
- Add Parmesan cheese and toss.
- Press the potato mixture into the prepared pan, spreading with fingertips to evenly cover the bottom and sides of the pie pan.
- Bake until the potatoes are set and golden brown, about 22 to 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350.

- In medium bowl, beat the eggs.
- Add half-and-half and black pepper and whisk together.
- Add the Asiago and bacon.
- Stir and pour into the prepared potato crust.
- Bake until the center of mixture is set but still slightly soft, puffed, and golden brown. About 30 minutes.

- Transfer to wire rack and let cool for about 20 minutes before serving.

- Slice and enjoy!