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Lower Alabama Breakfast Pie


3 cups frozen shredded potatoes
5 Tbs melted butter
1 cup finely chopped cooked ham
1 packed cup shredded sharp cheese
1/2 cup finely onions
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
1/4 cup diced, drained pimento

Mix together:
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
Thaw potatoes between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture. Press potatoes into bottom and up the sides on an ungreased 9 inch pie plate drizzled with butter.
Bake at 425 ° for 25 mins or until lightly browned - cool on wire rack. This crust can be frozen after baking.

Layer from bottom up on crust (if frozen - has been thawed).
Ham · Onion · Peppers · Pimento · Cheese. Cover with egg/milk mixture. Bake at 375 ° for 35-40 mins or until set. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

We like to serve this with about 1 teaspoon of strawberry preserves on the wedge. Serves 4.