Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chef Chuck's Sausage Strata




A strata for breakfast is the perfect way to start your day, assemble the night before and then bake in the morning. I use my focaccia recipe for the bread cubes and hot Italian sausage. Soaking all evening in eggs, whole milk and parmigiana, guarantees a fluffy light breakfast.


Sausage Strata


8 organic eggs
2-3 hot Italian sausage links
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup parmigiana cheese, grated
2 cups whole milk
2-3 cups bread cubes
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter

Open sausage links and break up, cook in olive oil till brown. Drain and set aside. In same pan saute onions, season with salt and pepper cook about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute another minute, return sausage to pan. Whisk eggs, cheese and milk together. Use a 9x12 baking dish, butter bottom and sides. Place bread cubes in pan then sausage and onions, and pour egg mixture over the top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or over night. Bake uncovered 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cut in square servings.

10 comments:

  1. I think I found my perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. Once again, you are quite inspiring, my friend. Wishing you and your family the best this holiday.

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  2. hi chuck - i love a good strata. when it's made well you can eat it cold too. lol

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  3. Hello Bridgett, Thank you, and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday!
    All the best, Chuck

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  4. Hi Dawn, I hope all is well! Your right, great cold! Happy Holidays :)

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  5. these ingredients sound so delicious together. it'll definitely wake up anyone in the house once it starts cooking! yum!

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  6. Hi Krissy, Your right the smells through the house wakes you up with a smile :) Thank you!

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  7. I think I have never eaten this before in my live but that's going to change now,...!!

    Looks so appetizing,..yummie & lovely food!

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  8. Hello Sophie!! You would enjoy the fluffy lightness of this dish, please try one day! Take care, have a Happy Holiday!!

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  9. I love this dish Chuck--so much so it will be served on our table Christmas morning. May the special gifts of Chrismtas be yours to treasure this holiday season. Buon Natale!

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  10. Hello YankeeSoaper.. I feel honored to have made it to your Christmas morning breakfast! You will love it!
    I wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy, Holiday Season!!

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