Fresh Vegetable & Ham Strata
Ingredients 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1 cup (6 ounces) ham chopped
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
4 sourdough English muffins, split in half
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Co-Jack soy cheese, divided
8 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups plain soymilk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 package (0.9 ounce) hollandaise sauce mix
Instructions Preheat oven to 375oF.
In 2-qt. Saucepan, cook asparagus, covered, in small amount of boiling water 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.In bottom of 9”x13” pan, place English muffin halves, split sides up.Top with 1 cup of the soy cheese, asparagus, ham and bell pepper.In 2-qt. Bowl, whisk eggs, soymilk, dry mustard, salt and black pepper until well blended. Pour egg mixture over ingredients in pan.Bake 35 minutes. Top with the remaining 1 cup cheese.
Bake 5-7 minutes or just until cheese is melted.Meanwhile, prepare hollandaise sauce according to package directions.Cut strata into squares. Serve with sauce.
Cook’s Tips To snap off and discard the woody base from fresh asparagus, hold spear at both ends and bend several times until it breaks.Too cook the asparagus in the microwave, place asparagus pieces in covered dish.Add 2 tablespoons water.Microwave on high 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring after 3 minutes.Fresh broccoli florets may be substituted for the asparagus.Cook as directed above.