Breakfast Strata with Smoked Salmon

Keith Saddoris

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@SEATEXCOOK

This is basically a layered savory bread pudding. I have served this at many brunches and it is always a hit.


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Serves:

8-12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

12 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
cream
6 large
eggs
12 oz
gruyere cheese - shredded
1 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
2-3 Tbsp
fresh dill
10-12 oz
smoked salmon
1 pkg
round sourdough bread - sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 350 and spray bottom and sides of 9" spring form pan
2
Melt butter and cream cheese in a large bowl in microwave and whisk together
3
whisk in cream, salt, pepper and chopped dill
4
add 6 large eggs and whisk together well
5
shred gruyere cheese and set aside
6
Take largest (center portions) of round bread and dip in egg mixture. You will add two pieces to form the round to match the pan. You may have to use portions of smaller pieces to fill the round completely.
7
Crumble close to half of the smoked salmon on top of the bread.
8
Sprinkle a third of the shredded gruyere on top of the salmon
9
Repeat steps 6-9 for layer two
10
Repeat steps 6-9 for layer three, but in this layer, you will have little (or none if you prefer) smoked salmon
11
Pour any remaining egg/cream mixture evenly over the final layer
12
Place springform pan on jelly roll pan (or something large enough with lip in case there is leaking liquid)
13
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes covered
14
Remove foil and bake another 20-30 minutes uncovered until it feels firm in the center
15
Cool for 10 minutes, remove outer form, slice, serve and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Hashtag: #Brunch