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Cook's Country Breakfast Casserole for Two

3 slicesbacon, chopped
2 sliceshearty white sandwich bread, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
6 tablespoonsheavy cream
4 largeeggs
1/8 teaspoonsalt
1/8 teaspoonpepper
2scallions, sliced thin
1/2 cupshredded sharp cheddar cheese
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Cook's Country Breakfast Casserole for Two - Instructions

Note: You can substitute an equal amount of shredded Swiss, Gouda, or pepper
jack cheese for the cheddar.

Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 475 degrees. Cook bacon in
8-inch nonstick, ovensafe skillet over medium heat until crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Using
slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1
tablespoon fat from pan.

Add half of bread to skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until
golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl and toss with untoasted bread.

Whisk cream, eggs, salt, and pepper in second medium bowl until smooth. Stir in
scallions, cheddar, and bacon. Add egg mixture to now-empty skillet and cook over

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Cook's Country Breakfast Casserole for Two - Instructions Continued

medium heat, using spatula to scrape bottom of pan, until eggs are just beginning to
set, about 1 minute. Fold in bread and lightly pat mixture into even thickness. Bake
until puffed and golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Serve.

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