Sourdough mushroom strata

Strata's are basically a combination of bread, eggs, milk and cheese. Veggies or meat are often added as well. They're easy to make, can feed a crowd and a great way to use up old bread! Actually, a good way to use up any leftovers.

I make them most times for a brunch entrée, but this one could go either way. It'd be nice to add a little ham and it would be great for brunch. Made the way it is, it would be a nice meatless meal with a green salad. It would also be a great side to beef or pork.

The crisp crust is from the sourdough bread that peeks out the top and a little parmesan cheese. I'm all about a good crunch! The interior is creamy goodness of sautéed mushrooms and creamy brie with the bread that soaked in the eggs and make a soufflé type texture. I used a newer product from aloutte called crème de brie, its very creamy and works into the mushrooms very well.

Give it a try, and don't forget to post it on Instagram and tag me so I can see!


Sourdough mushroom strata

Serves 6

prep time 20 min

bake time 1 hour

2 Tb butter + butter to grease pan

2 Tb olive oil

20 oz pkg of sliced brown mushrooms (feel free to use any you like I often include some oyster mushrooms)

2 tsp chopped garlic

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried sage

1 heaping Tb of chopped basil

6 cups diced sourdough bread, crusts left on

5 large eggs

2 cups half and half

1 cup milk

1 Tb Worcestershire sauce

1 Tb dried onion

1 5oz container alouette crème de brie

1/4 plus 3 Tb grated parmesan

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Pre heat oven to 350. Butter an 8x8x2 dish and set aside.

In a large bowl whisk the eggs, half and half, milk, 1/4 parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, dried onions and salt and pepper. Add bread cubes to the bowl and mix well, leave to soak for 15 minutes.

Heat the oil and the butter in a pan over medium heat when butter has melted add the mushrooms, let them cook for about 4-5 minutes then add garlic, and all dried herbs. cook for another 8-10 minutes until mushrooms are nicely browned.

Remove from heat add the fresh basil and the brie and mix together. Let this mixture cool just a bit before adding to the egg and bread mixture.

Combine mushroom mixture with egg and bread mixture mix well and pour into prepared dish. Sprinkle the remaining 3 Tb parmesan over the top and bake for one hour, or until center is set.


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