'Lorraine' means there is bacon and cheese in the dish, this one has plenty!
8 bacon slices, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 (30-ounce) package country style hash browns
2 (4-ounce) packages shredded Swiss cheese - divided use
4 large eggs
1 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
- Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat about 8 minutes or until crisp. Drain bacon, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.
- Sauté onions in hot drippings over medium-high heat 1 minute. Remove from heat, and stir in potatoes and bacon. Spoon half of mixture into a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with half of shredded Swiss cheese, and top with remaining potato mixture.
- Whisk together eggs, next 3 ingredients, and, if desired, nutmeg. Pour over potato mixture.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, and bake 5 more minutes.
Makes 8 servings.