Bacon and Egg Strata


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Bacon and Egg Strata
Bacon and Egg Strata
Ingredients
8 heaping cups 3/4-inch cubes rustic bread, lightly toasted
1/4 cup Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter, plus extra for buttering dish
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup 1/2-inch cubes red bell pepper
8 strips bacon, cooked crisp and coarsely crumbled
1 cup 1/4-inch cubes Kerrygold Dubliner
1 cup 1/4-inch cubes Swiss cheese
3 cups half & half
2 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
9 eggs, beaten
Directions

Prep: 25 minutes, Chill/Stand: at least 8-1/2 hours,
Cook: about 1 hour, Serves: 12

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and butter a 13 X 9-inch baking dish.

2. Melt butter in a medium skillet. Add onion and sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes to soften. Place half the bread cubes in dish. Top with half the onion, bell pepper, bacon and cheeses. Repeat layers.

3. Beat together remaining ingredients and pour over bread into dish. Press bread down lightly with a spoon or spatula to coat with egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

4. Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes; preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown. 

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