Farm Breakfast Strata

Recipe by greyghost
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb bacon (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 12
    lb cooked ham (cut into cubes or diced)
  • 1
    small onion (chopped)
  • 10 -12
    slices white bread (recipe originally said cubed but I left them whole)
  • 2
    cups cubed potatoes (I used Ore-Ida western style or can use O'Brien)
  • 3
    cups shredded cheese
  • 10
    large eggs
  • 3
    cups milk
  • 1
    teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • The NIGHT BEFORE:
  • In large skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
  • Drain off excess bacon fat, but keep a little in skillet in order to cook onion.
  • Add onion, ham and chopped bacon to skillet and cook until onion is tender and transparent.
  • Butter a large baking dish - I used a glass lasagna dish.
  • Layer the bread to cover bottom of dish - will use probably 5-6 slices or half the amount of bread cubed.
  • Add half of potatoes and cheese.
  • Top with bacon, onion and ham mixture.
  • Add remaining pieces of bread, potatoes and cheese.
  • In large bowl, beat eggs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Pour this mixture evenly over the ingredients in baking dish.
  • Cover and chill OVERNIGHT in the refrigerator.
  • The NEXT MORNING:
  • Remove strata from the refrigerator and bring to room temp (about 30 minutes prior to baking).
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Bake uncovered for 1 hour or when knife is inserted near center and comes out clean.
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