Greg DuPree
Makes 8 servings

Eggs and asparagus are a perfect pair, accented with salty prosciutto, chives, and lemon. Prep and Cook Time: about 1 1/4 hours, plus at least 1 hour to chill.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium pan over high heat, bring about 2 quarts water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook until bright green and barely tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Step 2

Spread half the bread cubes in a lightly oiled 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Top with half the prosciutto, cooked asparagus, cheese, and chives. Layer remaining bread cubes on top, followed by remaining prosciutto, asparagus, cheese, and chives.

Step 3

In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, lemon peel, salt, and pepper to blend. Pour evenly over layered ingredients. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Step 4

Bake until center of strata is set and top is lightly browned, 40 to 50 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Sybil Brown's Review

Sybil Brown
April 25, 2011
Great flavor and presentation. Would definately make again for a special occasion. Perfect for Spring.