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Pancetta Strata Recipe

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This recipe for Pancetta Strata, by , is from Libro di cucina di famiglia Peloquin, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Todd & Penny


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounce chopped pancetta
1 small onion – chopped
1 box frozen spinach – thawed and squeezed dry
2 cloves garlic – chopped
8 cups cubed stale Italian bread (about 1 loaf)
½ cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
3 cups milk
10 eggs

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the pancetta and sauté until crisp – about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl

Add onion to skillet with pan drippings and sauté until translucent – about 4 minutes.

Add spinach and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.

Stir in salt and pepper and pancetta. Set to the side.

Place half of bread cubes in a well buttered 13 x 9 pan. Sprinkle half and the cheese over the bread, then top with half of the pancetta mixture.

Repeat with remaining bread, cheese and pancetta.

Whisk milk and eggs together and ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Pour over bread, push down on bread to help it soak up the milk.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 to 12 hours.

Preheat oven to 350ºF

Remover plastic wrap and bake until puffed and golden brown about 40 minutes. Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.




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