Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sourdough Cheese-n-onion Strata...

(another recipe based on More With Less)

I cut up the sourdough bread that I made the other day and used it to make this yummy dish for lunch. This would be good with any sandwich bread, homemade wheat bread, leftover artisan bread, french bread, Texas toast bread, ...the possibilities are endless! And it sure beats a plain ole sandwich!

Its good for lunch, breakfast, or even an elegant brunch! Its just that good and pretty!

First, butter a 9x13 very well! You don't want it to stick!

Lay out as many slices of bread as you are able to fit flatly. These are short loaves so I was able to place 9 flatly in the buttered dish!

Saute one large onion in several 3 tablespoons of butter and divide evenly on the slices.

Top with approx. 2 cups of shredded cheese or sliced cheese if you prefer.

Place another slice of bread on each topped slice to make a 'sandwich'.

Beat 4 eggs with 2 3/4 cup of milk. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of ground mustard.

Pour over bread. Sprinkle with parsley.

Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.


This is really super easy and frugal!

(This dish, with homemade bread, and cheap eggs from Aldi- probably cost me around $2!)

So many changes could be made to it and it can be a full meal! Or like this with a nice salad. I served it with steamed broccoli.

You could add some diced turkey ham, different veggies (peppers, mushrooms, peas, more onions, green onions, broccoli, cauliflower, etc just about anything/leftovers would be great as they would be lightly cooked or steamed already), extra cheese could be added, toppings could include zukes, tomatoes, eggplant, etc.

You can also assemble these, store them in the fridge overnight or just a few hours and then bake them at just the right time!

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