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Bed & Breakfast Featherbed Eggs

Nov 28, 2012 02:00AM
Do you ever wonder how bed and breakfast inns are able to serve their numerous guests with so much grace and style? Being a good host or hostess is very much about proper planning, and getting organized. Living on Amelia Island means we always have lots of visitors, especially during the holidays. And we’ve got to feed them.

The following is a perfect go-to holiday recipe called Featherbed Eggs, although you could make it any time of the year. But it’s great for company because you make it in advance, even up to 24 hours, keep it in your refrigerator, and it cooks in less than an hour. You can serve Featherbed Eggs for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even as a light supper. And everybody loves it!

Bed & Breakfast Featherbed Eggs


6 slices very soft bread, crusts removed

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

9 eggs

2 cups half and half

1 dash hot sauce

1 tablespoon minced onion


Grease a 9”x 9” baking dish or something similar. Beat eggs in a bowl with half and half, hot sauce, and minced onion. Place bread in the bottom of the casserole dish, cutting as you need to fit. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups of the shredded cheese. Pour the egg mixture over all, then wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Bake in a 325 degree oven until center is set, 45 minutes or so. Then sprinkle the Featherbed Eggs with the rest of the cheese when you remove it from the oven. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Serves 6.