Recipe by Little Bee
I make Strata often as a way to use up day old or stale bread (its hard for 2 people to finish a loaf of bread!)I've come up with a lot of variations but this one is my favorite. this can definitely be made ahead to serve for brunch or keep in the fridge ready to pop in the oven after Church.
Top Review by ladyfingers
I originally saw and clipped this recipe from Taste of Home magazine (1997). Ten plus years later, I got around to making it. What was I waiting for? This is a great strata, and real potatoes add so much more to the dish than those frozen kind. This tastes good, easily halves and is fool-proof. Just the kind of recipe everyone needs when overnight company's coming. Thanks, Little Bee, for posting.
- 1 lb sliced bacon (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
- 2 cups cooked ham (chopped)
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 10 slices white bread, cubed
- 1 cup cooked potato (cubed)
- 3 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 8 eggs
- 3 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; add ham and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender; drain. In a greased 13x9x2" baking dish, layer half the bread cubes, potatoes and cheese. Top with all of the bacon mixture. Repeat layers of bread, potatoes and cheese. In a bowl, beat the eggs; add milk, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over all. Cover and chill overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered at 325 degrees for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the middle comes out clean.