Mushroom and Gruyere Strata
1 loaf white bread (day old), cubed
1 large red onion, diced
4 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
2 large eggs
4 egg whites
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons canola oil
fresh ground pepper
releasing spray (PAM)
Slice bread into cubes. (Do not remove crust.)
Clean and slice mushrooms. Dice red onion. Grate
Beat together whole eggs, egg whites and milk.
Sauté onion in canola oil for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms
and sauté 7 minutes more.
Spray a large oval baking dish with releasing spray.
Layer half of the bread cubes to cover the bottom of
the baking dish.
Spread half of mushroom and onion mixture over bread
cubes. Grind fresh black pepper lightly. Sprinkle with about half of the grated Gruyere cheese.
Scatter a handful of cubed bread over cheese. Add
remaining mushroom mixture followed by remaining bread. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Pour egg-milk mixture over all, as evenly as possible. Grate fresh nutmeg over top, lightly.
Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let sit at least
one hour or longer before baking.
Bake for one hour in a 350 degree oven.