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Recipe for family meals :

Ham and Cheese Strata with Tomato Apple Chutney
 

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Ingredients

Ham and Cheese Strata
6 slices firm white homemade-style bread
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup melted butter
8 slices Black Forest ham, slivered
1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 dash Tabasco
2 Tbs butter

Tomato Apple Chutney <click here>

Method
  • Remove crusts from bread and cut each slice in half on diagonal. Spread each with mustard, then dip one side of each in butter.
  • Arrange half the slices, butter-side-down, in ungreased 13" x 9" (3.5L) baking dish.
  • Sprinkle evenly with ham slivers, cheese and parsley.
  • Arrange remaining bread slices butter-side-up, on top and repeat with remaining ham, cheese and parsley.
  • In medium bowl, beat together eggs, salt, milk, sour cream and Tabasco. Pour evenly over top. Dot with butter, cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • Next morning, bake, covered, in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven 30 minutes; uncover and bake about 10 more minutes or until puffed and golden.
  • Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes before cutting into squares or slices. Serve with Tomato Apple Chutney.

Serves 6

 
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