When the Hill Team visited Rockland, Maine, this year, we had the pleasure of staying at the Captain Lindsey House Inn. The hospitality was exceptional and the food absolutely fantastic. Owners, Captains Ellen & Ken Barnes, and innkeeper, Patricia, make sure guests are welcomed and comfortable at all times. We will have a full story on the Captain Lindsey House soon. In the meantime, here is a recipe for its Window Box Egg Casserole. The next post will have the flourless
chocolate cake. Patricia picks herbs and tomatoes from the window box in the kitchen. We are enclosing a video link in case the video does not show below. Now, I’m sorry the video is not moving through. The voice is working and the recipe below is accurate. So, you have verbal instruction instead of video. I’ve redone the video several time and get the same glitch–so, audio it is.

CAPTAIN LINDSEY HOUSE INN’s

WINDOW BOX EGG CASSEROLE

(Taking the “kitchen garden” to new heights)

Ingredients:
1/2 stick butter
16 ounces fresh or frozen hash brown potatoes
1 pound ground sausage
1 dozen eggs
2 cups milk
salt & pepper
parsley, thyme, chives, kale, chopped
tomato or some baby tomatoes about 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cups shredded cheese (a mixture of cheddar, Swiss and mozzarella nice flavor)
Directions:

While oven is preheating to 450 degrees, put in 9×13 inch casserole with ½ stick of butter in bottom.

When this is melted, stir in 16 ounces fresh or frozen hash brown potatoes.

Return casserole to oven and bake about 20 minutes until potatoes are crunchy.

Meanwhile:

Brown ground sausage.

Mix 12 eggs with 2 cups milk, salt, pepper.

Clip from the window boxes: parsley, thyme, chives, kale.

Wash, dry, cut up and add to egg mixture.

Harvest tomatoes and red peppers from the window boxes.

Wash, dry and chop.

Remove casserole from oven & turn oven down to 350 degrees.

Layer sausage over hash brown potatoes, then peppers and tomatoes, then the egg mixture.

Cover top with shredded cheese of your choice. (I like to use a mixture.)

Bake for one hour.

Let set 10-15 minutes before cutting.

The Captain Lindsey house is one of the four Historic Inns of Rockland. They are all exceptional and unique in their own way. Rockland is a great place to visit any time a year. People flock there by the thousands for the Pies on Parade. Check out the Historic Inns of Rockland website for all of the activities coming up.

Captain Lindsey House

5 Lindsey Street
Rockland , Maine 04841
Reservations: 800-523-2145
Business: 207-596-7950
Email: Lindsey@midcoast.com
URL: www.lindseyhouse.com
Your Hosts: Captains Ken and Ellen Barnes

We think this is simply delicious. Let us know what you think.

Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill
International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association
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