Dec 4, 2008

SPINACH AND CHEESE STRATA

Frittata s and Strata s are much more than Italian omalattes. there are many more variations in this strata recipe .This is a full meal with eggs,milk,cheese Bread and vegetables(also can use meat in this).






I was inspired by sweatha of curryleaf for this recipe,when i saw her Spinach Strata .But she made it in a vegetarian way,she replaced eggs with tofu,and heavy cream for wet mix there I use full cream milk and eggs any way thanks for the inspiration sweatha
here i go with the recipe...........
INGREDIENTS:----

Crusty Italian Bread --- 1 loaf -- cut in to 1 inch cubes(Iuseed whole grain bread)

Spinach --- 2 cups chopped
Onion -- 1 medium chopped

green bell pepper--- 1/2 cup chopped

corn kernels --- 1/2 cup
Cheddar cheese -- 1/2 cup shredded(Ihave some cheddarjack with jalapenopepper so iused it and it tastes great)

Mozzarella cheese -- 1/2 cup shredded

Red chili flakes -- as per taste

oregano -- 1/2 tea sp

nutmeg powder ---1/4 tea sp or a pinch
salt to taste

For wet mix:--

Eggs -- 6no.

butter --2 teasp

milk -- 11/4 cup

Dijon mustard -- 2 tab sp

METHOD:----

Heat butter in a pan and add chopped onion and cook till onion become soft and add chopped spinach little salt, bell peppers,corn kernels and netmeg,red chili flakes,dried oregano and stir for 3-5 min. and remove from heat.


Spread one third of bread cubes in a greased gratin dish or other ceramic baking dish( Iused 9innc round cake dish) and top evenly with one third of spinach mixture and sprinkle with one third of each cheese.

Repeate the layering twice ending with cheese.

Whisk together milk,eggs, mustard,salt to taste,whisk well and pour over strata. chill strata, cover with plastic wrap at least 8 hours or over night(for bread to absorb the wet mixture)

Preheat oven at 350F. Let strata stand for room temperature for 30 min.

Bake strata uncovered, in middle of the oven till puffed,golden brown,bake till 45 - 55 min. cool for 5 min. before serving.

11 comments:

Priya said...

Wowwwwww...wat a superb creamy strata...love this..send me one piece Rekha..am drooling over them

srikars kitchen said...

looks perfect & fantastic... nice entry... thxs for sharing dear...

Divya.M said...

lovely strata..this is really new to me...looks yummy...

sowmya said...

nice one..looks yummy

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and perfect dear.Lovely presentation and very happy that I could inspire you to prepare this-I am inspired by this much better strata.Love it and THANKS.

Uma said...

mmm. looks so delicious Rekha!

DEESHA said...

that looks good .. that makes a wonderful dish

Suma Rajesh said...

looks perfect nd elegant..love the cheesy coating..

Ramya Bala said...

wow...pudusa irukae..tempting a lot...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow awesome recipe with gr8 pics.

notyet100 said...

this looks yummy,..;-)