You may have made a strata before, it’s sorta like quiche, but because of its construction, opens up other flavor possibilities. One of my favorites is to make a “Reuben” strata, which is a perfect alternative brunch recipe. Here’s the dope.
- 8 slices hearty rye bread, crusts removed
- 2 cups milk or half and half
- 3 eggs beaten
- 6 slices swiss cheese
- ½ pound corned beef
- ½ cup sauerkraut, thoroughly squeeze to remove moisture
- 1 t powdered mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
Spray 8X12 baking dish with quick release
Place bread in bottom of baking dish, cut to fit dish
Beat eggs with milk and dry mustard
Place layer of corned beef, topped with swiss cheese on top of bread
Pour milk / egg mixture in baking dish
Let sit in refrigerator over night
Pre heat oven to 375
Cover dish with foil, bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes. Serve hot, with side of mixed fruit.
Possible variations: substitute Italian sausage, salami, or pepperoni and mozzarella. Bacon or ham and cheddar. Country sausage crumbles, american cheese and drizzled with county gravy.