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

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