Easter breakfast strata

Description

Ham is a traditional Easter meat and it doesn't have to be reserved strictly for dinner. Naturally, since it's Easter, eggs are just the thing, too. But something that goes a little beyond mere ham and eggs turns an ordinary breakfast into an Easter celebration. Start the night before...

Ingredients

8 egg (medium size)
3 c bread (white bread chunks)
3 c ham (cooked ham chunks)
1⁄2 lb cheese (grated Cheddar)
3 c milk (low fat)
3 T flour (all purpose)
1 T mustard (powder)
3 T butter

Instructions

  1. Dice the white bread and the ham into small chunks. Grate the cheddar cheese.
  2. Beat the eggs well in a mixing bowl, then add the milk, butter and dry mustard seasoning.
  3. Prepare a 9 in x 13 in baking pan with vegetable shortening or a non-stick Canola oil spray. Then, layer on the bread, followed by the ham cubes, then the cheese. Slowly pour on the egg and milk mixture and set the pan in the refrigerator to soak overnight.
  4. The following day, bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 70 minutes. Remove and allow to cool a bit before scooping and serving.
Yield
8 servings
Preparation time
15
Cooking time
70
Total time
1 hour, 25 minutes