Cheese Egg Casserole
This is a strata, or casserole, made of bread, cheese, and vegetables baked in an egg custard until puffed and golden.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
6 slices stale Whole-Grain Oatmeal
Bread (Chapter 13)
1 cup milk
⅛ teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Arrange bread slices in a single layer in a shallow baking dish so they fit snugly.
In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper and beat well. Pour over bread.
In a small skillet, cook onion and garlic in olive oil until tender, about 5–6 minutes.
Sprinkle onion mixture and cheese over the bread in casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake casserole, uncovered, until golden brown and puffed, 25–35 minutes. Cut into squares and serve immediately.
PER SERVING Calories: 470 | Fat: 26g | Sodium: 880mg | Carbohydrates: 31g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 26g