Make Ahead Canadian-Bacon Strata
* Prep Time: 25 min. * Cook Time: 3 hrs. 35 min. * Serves: 6
Softened butter for pan 4 English muffins, split, toasted, and cut in half 1/2 pound sliced Canadian bacon, halved 5 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese 8 large eggs 3 cups milk 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Coarse salt and ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
1. Butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish (oval or square); set
aside. In dish, alternately arrange, cut side down, muffin halves and Canadian bacon. Sprinkle with cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, 1/2
teaspoon salt, a pinch of pepper, and hot sauce until combined. Pour over muffins and bacon; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place baking dish on a rimmed
baking sheet; remove plastic wrap. Bake until puffed and set in the center (see note below), about 1 hour and 30 minutes. (Tent loosely with foil if strata starts to brown too quickly.) Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Yield: 6 servings (Serving size: 6 servings)