one loaf of think white bread, crusts cut off
2 c milk
about 1/2 lb. sharp American cheese
onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper to season
Butter the tops of each slice of bread, lightly. Fit one layer of bread into the bottom of a 12-inch cake pan. Place one layer of cheese over the first layer of buttered bread. Sprinkle salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika over the layer. Layer one more layer of buttered bread over the first cheese and bread layer. Place 3-4 slices of cheese on top in a decorative pattern. Sprinkle again with spices.
Whip eggs and milk together. Pour the mixture over the bread and cheese layers. Allow the casserole to soak up the egg and milk mixture in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 375. Bake the casserole 35-40 minutes until cheese has melted on top and bread is golden brown. (Depending on how thick your bread is, you may have to adjust your baking time).
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My mom prepares this egg casserole at every family breakfast or brunch. It's easy, quick and delicious.