This breakfast strudel will take you back to Mother’s Day as a child when you would make Mom a special breakfast in bed. She never minded the eggshells in the eggs or the burnt toast or the terrible coffee. She loved it because it was made by you and you always added your special touch. Now’s your chance to wow the mother in your life with breakfast again… hopefully with no eggshells! The best part is, it looks much more complicated than it is, and it tastes delicious. Mom would be proud!
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Recipe makes 2 strudels
2 cans crescent roll dough
1-2 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 ½ cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes with bell peppers and onions
1 cup diced smoked ham
11 eggs, divided use
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbs. orange juice
1 Tbs. water
2 Tbs. shredded Parmesan
Melt butter in a large nonstick saute pan over medium high heat; add potatoes and saute for 5-6 minutes; stir in ham. Meanwhile, whisk 10 eggs in a large mixing bowl; add to potatoes and ham in saute pan. Cook eggs until set; stir in cream cheese and orange juice and set mixture aside to cool slightly.
Unroll crescent roll dough and place entire rectangle of dough onto a piece of lightly floured parchment. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a rectangle that is approx. 13 x 7 inches in size, then lift parchment and dough together and transfer to a baking sheet. Using a paring knife, notch each end of dough to create end flaps. Place half of prepared egg mixture down the center of dough; cut strips at an angle in puff pastry on each side, making strips approx. 1 inch wide. Fold up end flaps over egg mixture, then braid the strips across the filling, alternating from side to side. Repeat with remaining egg mixture and second roll of crescent dough.
Combine remaining egg with water and brush over the top of each braid, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. (Braids can be wrapped in plastic wrap and chilled over night or frozen at this point of preparation.) Bake braids, uncovered, in preheated 400 degree F. oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed. Let cool 5 minutes before slicing to serve.
To Bake from Frozen: Remove from freezer and place frozen strudel onto a baking sheet; bake in a preheated 400 degree F. oven for 20-25 minutes; reduce heat to 325 degrees F. and continue to bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until strudel is hot throughout and golden brown.
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