Sunday, April 05, 2009

Jessie's Ham and Asparagus Easter Strata

My sister Jessie, one of three, lives in Colorado and sent me this recipe for Ham and Asparagus Strata. It reminds me of the famous scene in the "Family Stone" where Sarah Jessica Parker drops the whole pan of strata on the floor.
Jessie and Nick
Anyways, here's the recipe. Try it this Easter!
thanks good ole' sista jessie!

Ham-Asparagus Strata--
Better Homes and Garden

Prep: 25 Min, Chill: 2-24 hrs,

Bake: 50 min.
OVEN 325

This cheesy strata makes a great brunch dish because you can assemble it the night before and bake it in the morning.
cast and crew
(I double it for a 9X13 pan).

4 English muffins, torn or cut into bite-size pieces

1 c cubed fully cooked ham (6 oz)
1/2 or a 10-oz package frozen cut asparagus or frozen cut broccoli, thawed and well-drained

6 1-oz slices process Swiss cheese, torn (or whatever swiss you like)

4 beaten eggs

1 3/4 c milk

1/2 c dairy sour cream

2 T finely chopped onion

1 T Dijon-style mustard

1/4 t caraway seed (optional--I've never used them)

1/8 t pepper

1. In a greased 2-quart square baking dish layer HALF of the English muffin pieces. Top with the ham, asparagus or broccoli, and cheese. Top with the remaining English muffin pieces.

2. In a mixing bowl combine the beaten eggs, milk, sour cream, onion, mustard, caraway seed (if desired) and pepper. Pour over the layers in dish.

Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2-24 hrs.

3. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 oven for 50-55 min. or till a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Let stand for 5-10 min. before serving.

Makes 6 servings.


Amanda said...

I love that movie AND that part where she dumps it all over herself! (that family kind of makes someones own seem normal :)

Matt and Evie Stark said...

Thanks for the recipe share! Sounds delicious!