Casserole in Colombia

Several of the pastors in Bogota get together for breakfast every moth or so. It is good for them to have fellowship, support and communication. This month, it is our church’s turn to act as host.  If the deacons don’t have other ideas, Joel would like to serve an egg bake.

Casseroles aren’t at the top of the list of things that Colombians prepare. As a matter of fact, many homes don’t even have ovens. They are more likely to eat a caldo (soup / broth), tamal, huevos pericos, or just a piece of fresh bread with cheese with their cup of chocolate for breakfast.

However, I know that some Colombians have tasted our North American breakfast casserole and liked it. The bigger worry is whether or not the oven at church will be strong enough to bake casseroles for 8 or 9 people in time.
1 medium potato, shredded
1/2 white onion, grated
125 g white cheese, shredded
3 slices ham, cut into squares
6 small eggs
125 g crema de leche

Preheat the oven to 450*F. Oil an 8-inch round baking mold. Spread the shredded potato in the bottom of the dish. Put the dish in the oven for 5 minutes. Meanwhile mix together the eggs, cream, salt and pepper.
Remove the dish from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 350*F. Sprinkle the onion, ham, and 1/2 of the cheese over the potatoes.  Pour the egg mixture over this. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Return the dish to the oven for 45 minutes, or until the middle is set and the top is golden.


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