Well in case ya’ll didn’t know by now, I’m a huge fan of the egg strata!
Last night’s strata featured:
- 1/2 loaf Italian bread, cubed
- 4 cage-free eggs
- 1/2 block raw cheddar, shredded
- 2 peppers, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 summer squash, diced
- 2 spoonfuls onion relish
- 1 1/3 cups plain almond milk
- Frank’s hot sauce
- 1 tblsp olive oil
Like I said, a strata is a great way to use up some bread that may have been lying on your counter for 1 day too long!
Or try out raw cheddar for the first time, which I must say is quite delicious.
I picked up this sweet Vidalia onion relish at The Fresh Market the other week and thought it would be a fun addition to the strata too. The perfect blend of mild onion flavor with both a sweetness and a tang!
I have also added dijon mustard before, which adds a great ‘zing’ as well.
That’s the beauty of a strata, anything goes! Even tortillas!
While the veggies are cooking away, get your bread and cheese prepped and ready as well as your egg mixture.
Just whisk the eggs w/ the (surprise!) almond milk and a few splashes of hot sauce. S&P too of course!
I substitute almond milk for cow’s milk all the time in cooking these days. Not because I don’t enjoy cow’s milk, but because we don’t usually have it on hand. I must say that almond milk does the job too, works perfectly (if not better) every time!
Once the veggies are done, mix in the onion relish and let cool for a few minutes (don’t want them to cook the egg mixture when putting together).
Then it’s time to start the strata assembly!
Cooking spray in baking dish followed by a thick layer of cubed bread.
Then the cooked veggie/onion relish mixture goes next.
Don’t forget your cheese! Can’ you tell whose side is whose?
Bake at 400F for 30-40 minutes until the eggs are cooked and the bread begins to crisp.
And there you have it!
Don’t forget some yummy side dishes to go with your meal, such as this beautifully delicious heirloom tomato.
Which I may or may not have eaten just like an apple on our way back from the beach (omgggg it was goooooood)!
This time around I was a bit more civilized and made a tomato basil salad…
These farmer’s market heirlooms from one of my favorite vendors are some of the best I’ve ever had.
They may even beat out my beloved cherry gold tomatoes… it’s that serious.
Of course some okra fries wouldn’t hurt either… this lil’ habit of mine is getting out of control!
I could eat these suckers at every meal.
This strata turned out to be one of the best yet we both agreed. Yummmmmm yummmmmmm yummmmmmmm.
Follow up this dinner with some Bachelor Pad and chocolate and you’ve got yourself a kickin’ Monday night!
So who else indulged in The Bachelor Pad last night?!?! Do tell do tell, did you like it?!?! Are you in love with Jesse B. too?!?!
*shhhh that’s our lil’ secret haha!*