Crab and Scallion Strata

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Crab and Scallion Strata

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 4
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:45 minutes
Special equipment:8- by 8 inch square baking sheet
This recipe appears in: Sunday Brunch: Crab and Scallion Strata


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clover, finely chopped
  • 5 ounces (about 3/4 cup) picked over crab meat
  • 4 scallions, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 6 cups cubed Italian bread (about 1/2 loaf)
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper


  1. 1

    Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 375[°]. Heat butter in a medium skillet over medium heat, when melted add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes then add crab and scallions. Cook stirring often until crab is fully warm. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and pinch of red pepper flakes. Toss milk mixture with bread and let sit for 5 minutes. Place in greased square pan and bake until puffed and golden, about 30 minutes. Serve with scallions and a dollop of sour cream if desired.


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