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By Special Request: Monte’s Ham and Cheese Strata

By Special Request: Monte’s Ham and Cheese Strata
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        Recently, I was in charge of a Church breakfast.  I chose to make this wonderful dish: a gloriously cheese-topped casserole with crisp oversized croutons over a creamy egg and tender ham filling. Well the result was spectacular and the requests for the recipe were many.  I know why.  It’s always a great time to make this dish. First of all, it can be expanded to feed any number of people.  You simply double or triple the portions and then haul out your Pyrex 9 x 13 instead of the souffle dish pictured here.  The other great advantage is that you make this up the day before.  So off I went to the Church kitchen late Saturday afternoon and put the whole thing together.  The next morning, all that was required was to pop it in the oven and in a little over an hour you have something very special for your breakfast or brunch table.  It’s very easy to put together. By the way, its’ also a very good time to start to think of all the ways you can use Monte’s Ham this season: We’ve got hams in stock and I’d love to put your name on one of them.  Just click the link about this post and order one today.  I like to serve this with a simply dressed green salad.  Here is the recipe:

2 thoughts on “By Special Request: Monte’s Ham and Cheese Strata”

  • Hi, Monte.

    I made this recipe a couple weeks ago with leftover Easter ham and it was wonderful–chock full of savory, crunchy, creamy, oozy deliciousness. And so easy to put together. Thank you! But I did want to mention that your recipe calls for a 1-quart baking dish when I feel fairly certain (having made the recipe just as it was written) that you meant a 2-quart dish. I used a 2-quarter and the casserole was brimming.


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