Strata with Cipollini Onions & Arugula
For 8 servings you will need:
- 4 Tbls. Olive oil
- 5-6 oz arugula
- 1 ½ large onion, cut into ¼ slices
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 9 eggs
- 2 ¾ cups half n half
- 4 ½ oz. asiago cheese, shredded
- 1 ½ freshly ground pepper
- 8 slices French bread, cut into 1¨ cubes, crust on, dried overnight or toasted in oven
In sauté pan over medium, heat 2 tbls oil, add arugula and cook until wilted (about 2 minutes). Remove from pan and put in bowl.
In same sauté pan over medium heat, warm 2 tbls, oil; add onion and sauté until caramelized, about 15 minutes; add garlic, sauté until aromatic, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
In large obwl, whisk together eggs, half n half, cheese, pepper. Stir in bread, arugula and onions. Transfer to 13X9 inch pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake strata, uncovered until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 hour. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.