Grand Central Strata

Recipe by Irmgard
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • To Prepare Vegetables: Broccoli: Cut into thin slices.
  • Peel woody stems.
  • Blanche in boiling water for 2- 3 minutes depending on the size of your pieces.
  • Plunge into cold water.
  • Drain and reserve.
  • Spinach or Chard: Use frozen chopped spinach or chop fresh greens and blanch about 1 minute in boiling water.
  • Drain thoroughly in colander.
  • Zucchini: Slice or dice and sauté with onions and mushrooms.
  • To Assemble: Sauté the onions, mushrooms and zucchini (if selected) and mix with prepared vegetable of choice.
  • Mix in fresh basil.
  • Set aside.
  • With a wire whisk beat the eggs, add the milk and/or cream and season carefully with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the crusts from the bread.
  • Butter the bottom and sides of an 8 ½" x 11" ovenproof pan and cut enough bread to cover the bottom.
  • (cut pieces to fit snuggly) Spread vegetables over bread and top with grated cheeses.
  • Pour egg mixture over all.
  • Top with remaining bread.
  • Pressing it slightly into egg mixture.
  • Dot with butter, Cover and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until custard is set and dish is browned on top.
  • (50- 60 minutes).
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