Baked Egg Strada
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon *Chef Paul Prudhomme's Meat Magic®
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 lb. *tasso or smoked ham
Fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 cups half&half
7 slices crustless sour dough bread, cubed or your favorite white bread
3/4 lb. Mozzarella cheese, grated
3/4 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
how to prepare
Preheat oven to 350º.
In a large skillet over medium heat sauté onions and Meat Magic until onions are golden brown. Add all three bell peppers and tasso or smoked ham and sauté 4-5 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté 2 or 3 minutes more and remove from heat.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs until frothy, then add half & half and whisk together with the eggs. Stir in bread cubes, cooked vegetables and all the cheese. Add additional seasonings to taste.
Pour into 1 greased 9" x 13" oblong cake pan and bake approximately 45 minutes. To check doneness, stick a knife into middle of casserole and make sure that it comes out clean. If Strada appears to brown too quickly, you may want to loosely lay a piece of aluminum foil over pan. Do not wrap tightly with foil!
*Tasso is a seasoned ham. If you use tasso, cut back on the amount of Meat Magic you use to compensate for the seasoning already on the tasso.