Ham & Asparagus Strata

gale vineyard

By
@galebarkley

My sister made this for me the other day and it was fantastic! I'm going to make this for Christmas morning (or any ole time really!).


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients

8 oz
asparagus spears trimmed & cut into 2 inch pieces
5 c
french bread cubes
2 c
shredded gruyere or white cheddar cheese
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/4 c
chopped chives or green onions
8 oz
cooked ham, diced
10 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add asparagus, cook 5 mins, or until bright green. Drain and place in a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain and set aside.
2
In a greased 3 quart baking dish, spread half of the bread cubes. top with cheese, onion, chives and half the ham and asparagus. Top with remaining bread.
3
In a bowl whisk together 4 of the eggs and the milk. Evenly pour over layers in dish. Press down bread pieces into the egg/milk mixture with the back of a spoon. Top with remaining ham and asparagus. Cover, refrigerate until ready to bake.
4
Bake uncovered in a 325 degree oven 30 minutes. With the back of a wooden spoon, press 6 indentations in top of the strata. Pour a whole egg into each indentations. Back 20-25 minutes more or until an instant read thermometer inserted into center of strata reads 170 degrees and the eggs are set. Let stand for 15 minutes.
5
Cut into squares to serve. If desired, lightly drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and cracked black pepper.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs