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Breakfast Casserole
I am making breakfast casseroles in 12 x 18 disposable steam table pans. I am wondering if there would be any problems with setting the disposable pans inside chaffing dishes to keep the casserole warm.
Make sure this size pan fits the chafers you want to use. Be aware that it takes about 40 minutes to heat the chafers to 140 before you insert the food, unless you start with hot water in the pans.
1) Do you have a recipe for egg bake/egg casserole for a 12x18 pan? I am planning on making two at a time since there are two electric ovens available to use.
2) The recipe given to me is normally cooked in a convection oven for 15 min. at 400*, then reduce temp to 325 for 45 minutes. Would that hold true for an electric oven?
3) Any insight you have on serving and cooking the egg casserole would be appreciated.
My party is from 8:30 - 11 AM
Depends on what kind of casserole- with/without bread or potatoes, meat, etc. What is your recipe?
2 bags shredded hash brown potato's
2 lb shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup onion, diced
2 cups chopped cooked ham
4 TBL flour
4 cups milk (2%)
2 cups half and half
2 dozen eggs
4 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

The potato's will be put into the pan and cooked for 20 minutes, then cooled. The rest of the ingredients will be poured over the potato's and then baked according to the prior message I left you.

OK. The just heated potatoes will definitely heat/speed things up.

When converting TO convection from regular, the general guideline is 25 degrees lower and 25% shorter cooking time. You monitor carefully the first time you make this and then make a note of how to adapt for your oven.

If the potatoes are already definitely hot, I would expect in a regular 350 oven, it would take about 45 minutes in a regular not glass pan. With this larger pan, I would say allow an hour and cook just until done. You can check this; use a quick read thermometer. When the dish is 160 in the middle of the dish, turn the oven down to no more than 180 to hold.

Read the recipe for scrambled eggs that hold in the egg FAQ on the recipe page for more info.

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