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Strata Recipe

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Matt & Lindsay Holman
Added: Thursday, June 18, 2009


5 c. of cubed French bread (with crust)
2 c. Grated Cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss or Fontana)
1 c. crumbled blue cheese
10 large eggs
1 qt. whole milk
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
Filling Ingredients (choose any combination of below):
1 c. crumbled cooked bacon
1 c. sautéed sliced white or shitake mushrooms
1 c. chopped fresh tomatoes
1 c. corn kernels
1 c. cooked broccoli florets
2 4-5 ounce cans drained green chiles
1/2 c. shredded chicken
1 c. blanched asparagus
1 c. cubed ham
1/2 c. carmelized onions
1 c. frozen chopped spinach
1 c. Italian salami (cut into matchsticks)
1/2 c. roughly chopped roasted garlic cloves
1 c. cooked celery root
1 c. sautéed sliced zucchini
1/2 c. sautéed sliced onions

Butter a 9x13 baking dish. Put the bread cubes in the dish and sprinkle them with cheese. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, mustard, and salt. Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes. Sprinkle the filling ingredients over the egg mixture and fold them in gently. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover the baking dish and bake for 60 minutes, until the mixture has puffed up slightly and is golden brown on top, and the strata doesn't shimmy with the uncooked custard when you shake the pan. Tent the dish with foil if the top is browning too quickly. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve by the spoonful, using a large serving spoon.

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15 or more minutes depending on fillings used
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a great dish to make for a big group for brunch. You can choose whichever cheeses and fillings you would like to put in it. You can also make it well ahead of time and put it in the oven when you're ready for it.
It's really just a simple quiche.




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