Asparagus Cheese Strata Recipe


This recipe, from "Cinnamon Mornings Chocolate Dreams" (Lanier Publishing) by Pamela Lanier is a feature of The Radio Kitchen. Your radio home for food, fun and friends. Recipe courtesy of The Whitegate Inn Mendocino, CA

Step 1

In a saucepan, cover asparagus (cut into 2-inch pieces) with water; cover and cook until just tender. Drain and set aside. Lightly brush butter over one side of bread slices (crusts removed). Place half of the bread, buttered side up, in a greased 9x13 glass baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Layer with asparagus and ham. Cover with remaining bread, buttered side up. In a bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add milk, onion, salt and mustard to eggs. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step 2

Bake at 325 for 50 minutes, uncovered. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and return to oven for 10 minutes longer.

... an excerpt of:
"Cinnamon Mornings Chocolate Dreams" (Lanier Publishing)

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Cinnamon Mornings Chocolate Dreams by Pamela Lanier

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2lbs fresh asparagus
  • 3tablespoons butter
  • 1loaf sliced bread (1 pound)
  • 3/4cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2cups cubed, fully-cooked ham
  • 6 eggs
  • 3cups milk
  • 3teaspoons chopped onion
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon dry mustard

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