August 07, 2011

Sunday Servings: Mini Breakfast Stratas.

These are so easy and delightful to make, I just had to share them with you. Not just a breakfast recipe but also a great option as a light lunch or dinner. These stratas can be a meat lovers dream or made to vegetarian specifications. Great for picnics and barbecues as  side dish or a main meal. Whatever you do, these little babies can be made the night before, refridgerated and just popped into the oven in the morning, making more time for lounging in bed on a Sunday morning. Enjoy!!!!

Ingredients

5 large eggs
1 1/3 cups milk or half & half
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/8 teaspoon paprika (sweet or smoked)
A pinch of cayenne
A dash of nutmeg
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt
5 slices day-old bread, cubed (about 2 cups)
(Optional) 4 ounces cooked smoked ham, cubed (about 1 cup) or 5 slices cooked bacon, drained and coarsely chopped
1 cup cooked and very well drained mushrooms, spinach, swiss chard, potatoes, or other vegetables (double the amount of vegetables and dispense with the meat if opting for the vegetarian version of this dish)
6 green onions, the roots and half the greens removed, thinly sliced
4 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) grated cheddar, emmental, or other cheese
(Optional) 1 tablespoon chopped bell peppers

Preparation 

 Oil 6 jumbo-sized, 12 regular-sized, or 24 mini-sized non-stick muffin cups.

 In a mixing bowl with a spout, whisk together well the eggs, milk or half & half, mustard, paprika, 
cayenne, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.


 Evenly distribute among the muffin cups, in order, half each of the bread cubes, meat (if used), vegetables, green onions, cheese, optional bell peppers (if used), and the milk/egg mixture. Repeat.Cover the muffin cups with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 24 hours.When ready to bake, heat the oven to 350 degrees F. with the rack in the middle position. 

Bake for 15 to 35 minutes, depending on the size of the muffin cups used, until the tops are lightly browned and the eggs set. Allow the mini stratas to cool in the muffin cups for five minutes, remove them, and serve.



xo

6 comments:

  1. These look so good! You and I have food on the mind today. I will most definitely make these... thanks for sharing. xo

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  2. wow, that looks amazing! i def. want to make it! looks so delish and easy too!

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  3. I will definitely have to try this..always looking for new recipes : )

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  4. cool!!!


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  5. wow! this is such a special and cute post. love it! really adorable.

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  6. Hmmm yummy yummy! I have definitely gotta try this out! It's always nice to eat something light for breakfast, nice! Btw I'm following your blog, following you on bloglovin' and I'm also following you on networked blogs!! Let's do the same for each other!! x

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