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Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese Strata

Potato Bread
Made With
Potato Bread

Ingredients


8 Ounces Asparagus Spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

5 Cups Martin’s Potato Bread, cubed

2 Cups Shredded Gruyere Or White Cheddar Cheese

1/2 Cup Chopped Onion

1/4 Cup Chopped Chives or Green Onions

8 Ounces Cooked Ham, diced

10 Eggs

1 1/2 Cups Milk


Directions


Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add asparagus; cook 5 minutes or until bright green.

Step 2

In a greased 3-quart baking dish spread half the bread cubes. Top with cheese, onion, chives and half the ham and asparagus. Top with remaining bread.

Step 3

In a bowl whisk together four of the eggs and the milk. Evenly pour over layers in dish. Press down bread pieces into the egg milk mixture with the back of a spoon. Top with remaining ham and asparagus. Cover with plastic wrap, then chill for two hours.

Step 4

Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degrees F oven for 30 minutes. With the back of a wooden spoon, press 6 indentations in top of strata. Pour a whole egg into each indentation. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of strata registers 170 degrees F and eggs are set.

Let stand 15 minutes.

Step 5

Cut into squares to serve. If desired, drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and cracked black pepper.


MAKE-AHEAD TIP:
Prepare as directed (through step 3). Cover; refrigerate up to 12 hours. To serve, preheat oven to 325 degrees F, then bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, then press 6 indentations in top of strata. Pour a whole egg into each indentation. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of strata registers 170 degrees F and eggs are set. Let stand 15 minutes.