Asparagus, Bacon and Cheese Strata

Dave Smith

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Stratas make an excellent breakfast or brunch, and they give you the perfect opportunity to use up leftover vegetables, lean meats and day-old bread.
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Serves:

6

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 tsp
olive oil
4 slice
bacon, uncooked
1/2 c
onions, vidalia, peeled
2 c
asparagus, fresh
cooking spray
6 slice
bread, whole wheat
4 large
eggs
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
2 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, fat-free
1 c
low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oil in a large ovenproof Cast Iron skillet over medium heat.
2
Add bacon and cook, stirring, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add onion and asparagus; sauté until vegetable are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.
3
Preheat broiler. Off heat, coat same skillet with cooking spray. Arrange bread slices tightly in bottom of skillet. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over bread and allow milk mixture to soak in entirely (like when you make French toast). Sprinkle bread with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. Place skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Cook, shaking pan frequently to promote even cooking, until almost cooked through to the top, about 4 or 5 minutes.
4
Place skillet under broiler to set eggs, about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from broiler; top with bacon-vegetable mixture, cheddar cheese and remaining tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. Place skillet under broiler again until cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes. Slice into 6 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.

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