Sunday, March 18, 2012
Cooking Challenge Week 11 - Breakfast - Bacon and Bell Pepper Strata
No recipe here because I didn't measure anything! I've made so many bread puddings, and so many quiches, that when I discovered their bastard love-child strata, I dove right in without a recipe.
The breakdown? It's a 13x9 dish. I sauteed half a pound of chopped bacon, took it out to drain, then cooked two chopped bell peppers (one red and one green) and half an onion in the bacon fat. Cube a mini-loaf of stale french bread, layer that with the bacon, veggies, and a few handfuls of shredded cheddar cheese. Whisk together 4 eggs and 3 cups of milk, season with salt and pepper, pour over. Bake at 350 F, covered in foil, for half an hour, then take off the foil and bake another 20 minutes. Let it cheese down (that's cool off, to people who aren't me and my husband) for ten minutes before serving, or risk that impatient I-burned-the-roof-of-my-mouth feeling.