Bacon, Eggs, and Hash Browns Flan

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Ingredients

1 package (2 pounds) shredded hash brown potatoes
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 eggs, large or extra large
2 cups milk, whole or 2%
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped onion
7 to 8 strips precooked* or cooked bacon, chopped
1 cup (about 4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Instructions

In a medium-size bowl, mix hash browns, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper together; set aside.

In a small bowl, mix eggs and milk together; set aside.

Coat the interior of the crockery insert of a 4- to 6-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray and pack half of the hash brown mixture in an even layer, completely covering the bottom of the insert. Press the remaining hash brown mixture up the sides to a height of about 2 inches.

Scatter onion, bacon, and Swiss cheese evenly across the bottom of the potato “crust.” Pour the egg and milk mixture into the crust, then cook on low 3-½ to 4 hours. If your slow cooker has a warming setting, you can keep the flan warm several hours; if it doesn’t, the flan will stay servable up to 1 hour with the cooker turned off. Cut into squares or wedges to serve.

Cooking & Recipes

Preparation Time: 

10 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

4 hours

Preparation Method

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I love the idea of this. I've

I love the idea of this. I've made one three times, and I think I would like it better if the hash browns were browned slightly. I'll try that and let you know.

I love the idea of this. I've

I love the idea of this. I've made one three times, and I think I would like it better if the hash browns were browned slightly. I'll try that and let you know.

Bacon, Eggs, and Hash Brown Flan

Do you need to put a paper towel on top of the crock pot before putting on the lid because of moisture or liquid building inside?

No need. Though sometimes

No need. Though sometimes people put the handle of a wooden spoon between the crock and the lid to allow steam to escape. This would cause the dish to take longer to cook.