Strata: Recipes to Rival April Challenge

Ham Strata
This month’s Recipes to Rival challenge was to make strata.  The original recipe used spinach and pancetta, but my father has a clotting problem and can’t eat too many foods with Vitamin K in them.  Pancetta?  Well, I would have to go for a 3 hour drive to get that.  So.  We have the All-American cheddar and ham version.
It made a great breakfast.  Some of the family put salsa on top.  I think living in Arizona is completely changing their palates.  If you’s like to make a gluten free version, simply substitute gluten free bread in place of the French bread.  Cut it into cubes and treat it like regular bread.Ham Strata
Ham Strata
  • Strata:
  • 1 stale loaf of French bread
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups milk
  • ½ cup ham, chopped
  • ½ cup cheese, diced
  1. Break the bread into small pieces and place in greased 9 X 13 pan.
  2. Sprinkle the bread with ham and cheese.
  3. Combine the eggs and milk and pour over the entire thing.
  4. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  5. In the morning, preheat the oven to 400.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. And then uncover it and bake for 25 minutes more.


3 thoughts on “Strata: Recipes to Rival April Challenge

  1. >I love stratas since they are like a savory bread pudding..and bread pudding is just fantastic. My roommate in college was from AZ and she definitely liked her salsa!

  2. >this is a great stratas…it is very much like the bread pudding except it is savoury. Great one and thanks for sharing 🙂

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