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STRATA INSPIRED BY FAMILY STONE

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1 h 20 min

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857,324 views  Have you got a loaf of stale bread on your hands? Need a quick and easy holiday breakfast dish? Or perhaps you want to impress your boyfriend’s family that you’re meeting for the first time at Christmas. And you’re worried they won’t accept you because they’re all strangely close to one another and let’s face it, you’re kind of weird, uptight, and a bit controlling…. Well anyway, whatever your reason, try this delicious Strata!

6 servings

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original

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INGREDIENTS

For the Strata

For the Strata

unsalted butter, softened

½ stick unsalted butter, softened

neutral oil

1 tbsp neutral oil

mushrooms of choice, sliced

13 oz mushrooms of choice, sliced

kosher salt, divided

2 tsp kosher salt, divided

white bread

10 slices white bread

mozzarella cheese, sliced

8 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced

tomatoes, thinly sliced

14 oz tomatoes, thinly sliced

yellow onion, sliced into rings

1 yellow onion, sliced into rings

large eggs

5 large eggs

whole milk

3 cup whole milk

dried oregano

1 tsp dried oregano

garlic salt

¼ tsp garlic salt

parmesan cheese, grated

2 oz parmesan cheese, grated

black olive, drained + sliced

½ cup black olive, drained + sliced

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Strata (Adapted from Family Stone DVD Extras)

1.

Prepare a 9x13 casserole dish with an even coating of the softened butter.

unsalted butter, softened

½ stick unsalted butter, softened

2.

Preheat the oil in a large skillet. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and season with salt. Sautee until crisp, about 7-8 minutes.

neutral oil

1 tbsp neutral oil

mushrooms of choice, sliced

13 oz mushrooms of choice, sliced

kosher salt, divided

1 tsp kosher salt, divided

3.

Using the snowflake or star-shaped cookie cutter cutter, punch snowflakes or stars out of the white bread.

white bread

10 slices white bread

4.

Cut the bread scraps into cubes and transfer them to the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.

5.

Layer half the mozzarella slices over top the bread scraps. Then, add half the tomatoes slices, all of the onion rings, and all of the mushrooms over the cheese.

mozzarella cheese, sliced

4 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced

tomatoes, thinly sliced

7 oz tomatoes, thinly sliced

yellow onion, sliced into rings

1 yellow onion, sliced into rings

mushrooms of choice, sliced

13 oz mushrooms of choice, sliced

6.

Cover with the remaining mozzarella slices and then, add a layer of the bread snowflakes/stars. Finally, place one tomato slices in the center of each bread shape.

mozzarella cheese, sliced

4 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced

tomatoes, thinly sliced

7 oz tomatoes, thinly sliced

7.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, remaining salt, oregano, and garlic salt.

large eggs

5 large eggs

whole milk

3 cup whole milk

kosher salt, divided

1 tsp kosher salt, divided

dried oregano

1 tsp dried oregano

garlic salt

¼ tsp garlic salt

8.

Pour the egg mixture over the casserole, sprinkle the parmesan cheese over top, and decoratively place the black olives.

parmesan cheese, grated

2 oz parmesan cheese, grated

black olive, drained + sliced

½ cup black olive, drained + sliced

9.

Cover the strata with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

10.

The next morning, preheat the oven to 325°F (or 300°F with convection).

11.

Uncover the strata and bake for 1 - 1 ½ hours or until the strata bounces back when poked and a knife comes out clean.

12.

Allow the strata to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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