While in our Bradley Method class we made some new friends, Megan and Jared. Megan was due 1 day after me. While I had Hunter 3 days late, Megan had her little girl Mabel 10 days late. Yowza!
Hunter 8 days old, Mabel 3 days old.
When Hunter and I decided to visit them, I knew I wanted to bring a meal. During that first week when I was home I had a meal brought just about every day. It was awesome. Even though I had prepped freezer meals while I was still pregnant, getting one out from the freezer and baking it is definitely more work than having a meal delivered. Plus the meals that were brought were delicious!
Egg dishes are one of my favorites (mmmm quiche), and I knew they both liked eggs too (they have chickens!) so that’s what I went for. A strata.
What’s a strata? It’s similar to a frittata, just with bread added. You basically cubed your day old bread, make an egg mixture, add in your extras (cheese, onion and pepper) and bake away resulting in a savory, filling egg dish. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Onion and Pepper Strata
- 1/2 whole wheat baguette (day old is best), cubed
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1.5 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 8 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tsp each sea salt and pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat an 8 x 8 baking dish with olive oil spray.
- In a large pan over medium-high heat add the oil, onion, peppers and a pinch of sea salt. Sauté for 5-6 minutes, or until both are soft.
- Add the cubed bread to the baking dish, then the onion mixture and half the cheese. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, sea salt and pepper. Pour over the bread/onion/cheese. Top with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the egg is set. Serve warm or at room temperature.
By changing the ‘extras’ you can create a new strata each time! I made one with kale, leek and sharp cheddar cheese that was phenomenal.
What would you put in your strata?