Grand Central Strata

"One of my adopted recipes."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • 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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  1. Recipe Reader
    I used this recipe just as a guide, and made mine with onion, mushrooms, zucchini, and sausage. We loved it! And I love a make-ahead breakfast. Although I made many changes, I'm rating it with all due respect.
  2. Black Radish
    I made this for a client who raved and raved. I did add a few items - sorry for taking the liberty but what'dya expect - I'm a chef! :) I added bacon & sausage as well as bell peppers. I also had some leftover ricotta cheese so I mixed that with the mozzarella & parmesan & dotted that all over the strata. THanks for a great recipe.
  3. chefmeow Doherty
    I used the spinach, onions & zucchini. Catering clients love this!
  4. Shawnee TX
    I made this for a breakfast meeting and received rave reviews all around! Thanks for a delicious recipe.


<p>I live with my husband, four cats, and a sweet mutt named Jada in Scarborough, Ontario, where I work as an elementary school administrative assistant. I have a 31 year old daughter who lives with her boyfriend in nearby Don Mills, along with my sweet granddogs, Frankie and Turbo. I would have to say that my passion is animals, since I have so many of them! <br /><img src= alt= /> <br /><img src= alt= /> <br /><img src= alt= /> <br /><br />If I had a month off work to do what I please, I would first catch up on my sleep and then just have fun - see a few movies and maybe take a couple of short trips - something that wouldn't break the bank - lol!</p>
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