Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Strata
YEAH YEAH YEAH, it’s my 213th post! You know what that means don’t you? That’s right my fellow friends, it means that it’s my 213th post! Yippee.
So even though I have a slight cold I am giving you all a virtual hug, and a small bottle of Purell..just to be safe! Normally I would hand out a bottle of wine (or at least a glass, because I have an addiction) but dear lord my house just keeps passing around this sickness and I just can’t let you catch it.
Did I mention my head hurts? Did I mention it’s my 213th post? Did I mention I survived a weekend where my Indigo received a small kid piano for a new toy? That is what I deserve an award for, well that and also for tolerating the movie Dinner for Schmucks (DO NOT RENT!!).
Let’s move on to the food so momma can go back to resting. ..I mean ummm working.
Delightfully borrowed and just slightly changed from Epicurious
• 18 slices firm white bread , crusts removed
• 8 ounces prosciutto, thin slices
• 8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
• 4 ounces provolone, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
• 1/4 cup chopped chives
• 6 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
• 5 large eggs
• 2 cups whole milk
• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Line bottom of 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish completely with 1 layer of bread, cutting some slices to fit. Arrange half of prosciutto evenly over bread. Sprinkle half of goat cheese and half of provolone over. Sprinkle with half of chives and half of basil. Top with second layer of bread. Layer remaining prosciutto, goat cheese, provolone, chives, and basil atop bread. Cut remaining bread into 1/4-inch cubes. Sprinkle over top.
Whisk eggs, milk, mustard, and salt in bowl. Season with pepper. Pour egg mixture over strata; press down on bread with spatula. Drizzle melted butter over strata. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover strata and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Bake until center is set, about 1 hour. Remove from oven. Preheat broiler. Place strata under broiler until top is golden, about 30 seconds. Cut into large squares and serve.