BREAD: Three-pepper strata

Three-pepper strata
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
I used to top this strata with cheese, but the three colors of pepper make it so beautiful that I eventually adapted to stir all the cheese through the eggs.
Course: Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 c stale white bread diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 T + 1 T olive oil
  • 1 red 1 yellow, 1 green bell pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/3 c cream or whole milk
  • 1/2 c shredded cheese such as Gruyere
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Chop the bell peppers into strips.
  3. Whisk eggs in a bowl with cream, cheese, salt and pepper.
  4. Heat 2 T olive in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  5. When oil is hot, sautee peppers until soft and slightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Use additional 1 T oil to coat an 8-inch baking dish. Add bread and peppers to dish, distributing evenly. Pour egg mixture over bread and peppers. With a spatula, press the mixture down so that bread and peppers are mostly covered by the egg mixture.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until center feels firm when pushed.
  8. Serve warm.

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