Ham and Asparagus Strata
Recipe courtesy of the American Egg Board.
Non-stick cooking spray
12 to 16 (1/2-inch thick) slices French bread
1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup cooked lean ham, chopped
8 ounces asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 large eggs
1 cup low-fat milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Evenly coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Layer half of the bread slices on bottom of dish.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cheese, 1/2 cup of the ham and 1 cup of the asparagus pieces. Cover with the remaining bread slices, laying them flat or in a shingled pattern. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, ham and asparagus spears.
- In medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk, lemon juice and garlic powder. Pour evenly over layers. Cover with plastic wrap.
- Microwave on full power 5 minutes. Rotate dish 1/4 turn. Microwave on 50% power, rotating dish 1/4 turn each 3 to 5 minutes, until thermometer inserted near center reads 160°F (71.1°C) and/or knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 10 to 12 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.
Conventional Oven Method: Prepare strata as above. Cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until thermometer inserted near center reads 160°F (71.1°C) and/or knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of the American Egg Board.