layered ham ~ n ~ cheese strata

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

This Strata make for a delicious breakfast. I love throwing these together, and getting up in the morning, and all you have to do is place it in the oven. The finished product is so yummy! My family would eat this one anytime. There will be a layer of gooey cheese in the middle...Yum! Make sure you use a flavorful ham. I buy the 2 pound chunks and cut it myself, but can use the already cubed ham just as well. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For layered ham ~ n ~ cheese strata

  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    bacon fat or oil
  • 3 c
    good cooked ham, cubed into 1/2 - 1 inch pieces
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 10 - 12 Tbsp
    medium thickness - slices of french bread
  • butter
    softened, enough to butter both sides of bread
  • 4 oz
    shredded, provolone cheese
  • 8 oz
    shredded, cheddar cheese - i use sharp
  • 11 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
    each - kosher salt & pepper or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley

How To Make layered ham ~ n ~ cheese strata

  • 1
    In a medium skillet ( I used my iron skillet ) over medium heat, brown onion & ham in either bacon fat ( what I used ) or oil. Set aside
  • 2
    Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. Set Aside. I then sliced a loaf of french bread, about 1 1/2 inch thickness. Butter both sides of bread and lay in bottom of dish to cover bottom, without overlapping. You may have to cut one in half to fit it in, depending how big your slices are. Layer half the onion and ham mixture evenly over the buttered bread.
  • 3
    Sprinkle half the cheeses over the ham. Then, layer with another row of bread. Sprinkle the other half of ham & onions.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, beat eggs with milk, salt, pepper and parsley. Pour this evenly over the casserole, making sure to cover all of he bread. Sprinkle the top with remaining cheese and cover. Refrigerate over night.
  • 5
    Bake in a 350 degree oven covered for 30 minutes.
  • 6
    Remove cover and bake an additional 30 minutes. The last 5 minutes of baking, I broil so to get a golden color on the cheese. Let sit for 5 minutes and cut...delicious!