Chard & Gruyere Strata

20120620-161140.jpg I'm drowning in eggs. Each week my CSA share includes a dozen eggs, and I'm getting behind. I gave a dozen to my sister-in-law last week, and last night used up 10 in a delicious strata! In addition to having lots of eggs to use, I had a gigantic bunch of chard, a loaf of challah & large brick of gruyere. Sounds like dinner to me.

Ingredients: 10 eggs, whisked 1/2 cup of half&half 1 cup of shredded gruyere 1 bunch of chard; washed, stems removed & chopped 4 cups of cubed challah bread Salt & Pepper to taste Butter to grease the baking pan Olive oil

Method: Preheat oven to 350 Grease an 8x8 oven safe pan w/ butter. Be generous. In a large skillit, add a few tbsp of oil and sauté the chard. Allow to cool. Whisk eggs, half&half, salt & pepper Toss bread cubes into the greased pan & pour over egg mixture and slowly stir in the cheese and chard Bake for 30-40 mins until the bread is browned and the strata is jiggling


The strata was served along with some of the leftovers from La Cucina night. But I'm looking forward to noshing on it for breakfast too! Sadly, this is not approved by my 4 year old, but on the bright side - more for me!