Mother Karima’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese Strata

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Strata


1 loaf Asiago bread from Panera’s - cubed

1 cup evaporated milk

1 pint half-and-half

6 slices bacon - crumbled

1/2# sharp cheddar cheese

5 eggs

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

1 tsp. dry mustard

1/2 can green chilies


Toss cubed bread with bacon & grated cheeses.  Pour into buttered 9x13 baking dish.  Whisk together eggs, milk, half-and-half. & mustard.  Add chilies.  Pour over bread & cheese, pushing down the bread to soak it well.  If not enough liquid, add a little more milk.

Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.  Remove from refrigerator 1/2 hour before baking.  Bake at 340 degrees for about 1 hour, or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.

Variation: steamed broccoli may be added before refrigerating.