Vegetable cheese strata

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Finely-chopped onion
1 cup Finely-chopped scallion
¾ pounds Mushrooms; sliced thin
3 tablespoons Olive oil
2 Red bell peppers; cut thin strips
(about 2 cups)
2 Green bell peppers; cut thin strips
(about 2 cups)
Salt; to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste
9 cups Italian bread in 1" cubes
(about 1 1/2 loaves)
2½ cup Coarsely-grated extra-sharp Cheddar
(about 10 ounces)
1 cup Freshly-grated Parmesan
12 larges Eggs
3½ cup Milk
3 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
Tabasco sauce; to taste

In a large skillet cook the onion, the scallion, and the mushrooms in the oil over moderately-low heat, stirring, until the onion is softened, add the bell peppers and salt and pepper to taste, and cook the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until all the liquid the mushrooms gives off is evaporated and the peppers are tender. Arrange half the bread cubes in a buttered large shallow (4½-quart) baking dish, spread half the vegetable mixture over them, and sprinkle half the Cheddar and half the Parmesan over the vegetables. Arrange the remaining bread cubes over the cheese, top them with the remaining vegetables, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, the milk, the mustard, the Tabasco, and salt and pepper to taste, pour the egg mixture evenly over the strata, and chill the strata, covered, overnight.

Let the strata stand at room temperature for 15 minutes and bake it in the middle of a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until it is puffed and golden and cooked through. This recipe yields 8 servings.

Recipe Source: COOKING LIVE with Sara Moulton Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # CL-E106 broadcast 05-10-1998) Downloaded from their Web-Site - Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - jpmd44a@...

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11-15-1998

Recipe by: Sara Moulton

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