Monday, June 14, 2010
Ham and Cheddar Strata
Cooking spray for greasing pan
8 medium green onions with tops
12 slices bread
2 cups cut-up cooked smoked ham (about 10 oz)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce
Paprika, if desired
1. Spray a 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with the cooking spray. Peel and thinly slice the green onions; you will need about 1/2 cup. Trim crusts from the bread.
2. Arrange 6 bread slices in baking dish. Layer the ham, cheese and onions on bread in dish. Cut remaining bread slices diagonally in half; arrange on onions.
3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, mustard and pepper sauce with a fork or wire whisk; pour evenly over bread. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
4. Heat the oven to 300°F. Uncover strata and sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is set and bread is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into serving pieces.
Makes: 8 servings
1 Serving: Calories 360