Monday, April 15, 2013

Ham and Cheese Strata Recipe

This is the Fall flowering Cherry this morning.

The shelter gave me a huge garbage bag filled with these sliced rolls.

I used some to make a strata.  This is a recipe I got from an old woman in Quebec many years ago and I have been making it ever since.  First, cube your bread.

Add some diced onions, fresh chives and small cubes of ham.

Mix in some grated cheddar cheese, eggs and milk.  For one normal sized strata you would use about 10 pieces of bread cubed, 6 eggs, 3 cups of milk, 2 tsp. snipped chives, 1 tsp. dry mustard, 1 tsp. salt, 2 cups shredded cheddar and 1/2 medium onions diced fine.

Bake it in a 325 degree oven for about an hour until it is done in the middle and hardly jiggles when you shake it.

I pour some melted butter over the top about 20 minutes before it is done cooking.

This can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a salad.  It smells wonderful when it is baking.