This savory bread pudding is filled with ground chicken, leeks, shiitake mushrooms, and a sprinkling of white wine. It's fully make-ahead: assemble in advance and it's ready to bake immediately or the next day.
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This recipe is both a chef and crowd pleaser; little work for you, and lots of delicious eggy brunch for your guests. Somewhere between a bread pudding and a frittata, the custardy casserole gets layers of bread, meat, vegetables and cheese, lasagna-style.
Strata is a great vehicle for turning leftover odds and ends into a filling meal for a crowd.
This hearty strata is inspired by dish commonly found in beer halls throughout Germany, called kaese spaetzle.
This strata comes together quickly, and actually needs to sit overnight in order to reach its full potential. The next morning, take your already prepared brunch out of the fridge and toss it into the oven.
Editor's note: Philadelphia food writers Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond drop by each week with Meat Lite, which celebrates meat in moderation. Meat Lite was inspired by their book, Almost Meatless. [Flickr: jlastras] Strata, or savory bread pudding, is...