Fresh Asparagus and Prosciutto Strata

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READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • Cook the asparagus in boiling water (or steam) for about 2-3 minutes; drain and plunge into ice water or very cold water; drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Spread half of the cubed bread into the baking dish.
  • Top with half of the prosciutto, then half of the cooked asparagus, half of the cheese and half of the chives.
  • Layer remaining bread cubes on top, followed by remaining prosciutto, asparagus, cheese and then chives.
  • In a bowl whisk eggs, milk, lemon peel, salt, pepper and pinch cayenne (if using) until well blended; pour evenly over the layered ingredients.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour.
  • Bake in a 350°F oven for about 40-50 minutes.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
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