Wednesday, December 26, 2012

For the Love of God, Why didn't Anyone Tell Me About Strata??

The Most Amazing Breakfast Dish-Ever!!

Seriously, I had to hear about "Strata" from the movie "The Family Stone"? One of my favorite movies, but I expect with something this fabulous...everyone would be making it!  Apparently, this is quite a long-standing tradition in many parts of the world and continues to be a Christmas-favorite. In addition to our favorite Beef Bourguignonne, for Christmas Eve Dinner, this will now be our Christmas Breakfast every year, going forward. I cannot wait to experiment with new years to come! 
This Year's Recipe-Spinach, Cheddar, Sausage
10 eggs
1 loaf white French bread
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 cups fresh spinach
1 package fresh ground sausage
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 chopped onion
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
Hot Sauce, to serve

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. 
Slice French bread into thin slices about 1/2" thick.
Saute ground sausage in cast iron or steel frying pan until well done. 
Add onions to last 3 minutes of cooking.  
Cover bottom of baking dish with bread slices.
Pour sausage and onion mix onto bread in baking dish. 
Saute fresh spinach in remaining grease in pan until wilted. 
Lay over top of sausage and onion mix. 
Whisk together eggs and cream by hand, or in a stand mixer for 3 minutes.
Pour eggs over top of pan ingredients to cover all. 
Lay shredded cheese out across entire pan and let sink a bit into the egg mixture. 
Cover baking dish and refrigerate for one hour-up to 2 days. 
Remove pan and bring to room temperature. 
Bake at 350 Degrees F  Approximately 50 minutes-1hour, until
eggs in center are cooked. Do not overcook. 

Remove and cool slightly, serve very warm with hot sauce or other condiments of choice. 
Your guests will go absolutely mad with enjoyment and envy of your amazing talent! 

Mangia Bene! 
Happy Holidays! 

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