Sunday, January 10, 2010

Brunch Strata

Brunch Strata
1 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup rosemary olive oil (or any oil)
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
12 eggs 4 cups cubed day-old bread
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, ham, onions, and garlic in oil until tender. Drain and pat dry; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and cream until smooth. Stir in the bread, cheese, salt, pepper and sauted mixture.
Pour into greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.