HOME      KATE'S GLOBAL KITCHEN       SEARCH      COOKBOOK PROFILES    I LOVE DESSERTS      GLOBAL DESTINATIONS     SHOPPING     CONTACT


 

electronic Gourmet Guide

 

Easy, Overnight Strata

 

This is a basic dish that just loves variations—and busy mornings! It takes just 5 minutes to prepare the night before, then pop it into the oven for an effortless half-hour of baking. Enlist your kids to cut up or tear the bread into pieces, and to mix the eggs with the buttermilk.

You can also make this for lunch or dinner. Stratas are excellent dishes for using up odds and ends and work even better with day-old or slightly stale bread. The more flavorful and hearty the bread, the better tasting the strata.

Tip: Take advantage of today's popular artisanal breads that often go on sale because they need to be sold that day. Buy them when you see them in the day-old section, then cube them up and freeze them until ready to make a strata.

Time: 5 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to bake.
Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices sour-rye or other flavorful bread in 1/2 inch cubes
         (day-old bread is fine)
  • 1/2 cup diced red and green bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped ham
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons stone-ground mustard
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese, such as Cheddar, Gouda,
         or Swiss, or mixture

1. Grease a round or other shaped casserole large enough to comfortably hold the bread cubes. Place bread cubes in bottom. Sprinkle peppers and ham on top. Mix eggs, mustard, buttermilk and green onion together. Pour over casserole contents. Top with cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight or several hours.

2. To bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Let casserole sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes clean.

 
Back to School Handbook
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kitchen Gypsy

This is an edited and updated archive of pages originally published in 1997.

Copyright © 2007, Forkmedia LLC. All rights reserved.

Modified August 2007


The Global Gourmet
The Global Gourmet®
Main Page

 

Chinese New Year
Celebrate Chinese &
Lunar New Year

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share

 

Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

 
Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches


Departments

Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine
Shopping

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids
new green basics New Green Basics

Archives
Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions
Search

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Advertising
   Feedback
   Privacy Statement

Recent Cookbooks

Cooking Italian
175 Home Recipes
4-Hour Chef
Bakery Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
Bouchon Bakery
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Cake Mix Doctor
Comfort Food
Craft of Coffee
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Daily Cookie
Fifty Shades Chicken
French Slow Cooker
Frontera - Rick Bayless
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Kitchen Science
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Make-Ahead and Freeze
Modern Milkshakes
Modernist Cuisine
Mystic Cookbook
Paleo Slow Cooking
Picky Palate
Pop Bakery
Practical Paleo
Quick Family Cookbook
Saltie
Sensational Cookies
Smitten Kitchen
Southern Living Recipes
Sweet Life in Paris
Trader Joe's Vegetarian
True Food
Whole Larder

More Cookbooks

 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
.

Copyright © 1994-2013,
Forkmedia LLC

 

 


cat toys Catnip Toys
 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
.