Mixed Mushroom and Comté Strata

Strata recipes can be assembled hours ahead of time, making them the ultimate make-ahead meal for a crowd or any special occasion. This gooey version features three types of cheese and lots of veggies, and is perfect for dinner or brunch.

Ingredients15

  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) PC New World EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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  • 2 leeks, white and pale green parts only, halved lengthwise and sliced
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  • 1-½ tsp (7 mL) salt
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  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
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  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground black pepper
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  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) white wine
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  • 8 large eggs
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  • 2 cups (500 mL) 2% milk
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  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35% whipping cream
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  • 1 pkg (150 g) PC Black Label Comté Hard Ripened Cheese, shredded
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  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) finely grated PC Splendido Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
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    1 pkg (200 g) PC Chef Blend Sliced & Whole Mushrooms,
    4 cups (1 L) lightly packed PC Organics Kale, Chard, Spinach Salad Mix lightly packed
    13 cups (3.25 L) cubed French or Italian bread, cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes (about 1 loaf)

Cooking Instructions

1

Heat 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in leeks and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the salt; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until softened. Add mushrooms, garlic, pepper and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the salt; cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender.

2

Stir in wine; cook until evaporated, about 1 minute. Add salad mix; cook for 1 minute or until wilted. Remove from heat; set aside.

3

Whisk eggs in large bowl; whisk in milk, cream and remaining 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt; set aside.

4

Brush 13 X 9-inch (3 L) baking dish with remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil. Arrange half of the bread cubes in a single layer; top with a layer of half the leek-mushroom mixture and sprinkle with half of each of the cheeses. Repeat layers with remaining bread cubes, leek-mushroom mixture and cheese. Pour egg mixture evenly over top; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

5

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Remove plastic wrap; bake in centre of oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until puffed and browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
You will need
3 tbsp (45 mL) PC New World EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 leeks, white and pale green parts only, halved lengthwise and sliced
1-½ tsp (7 mL) salt
1 pkg (200 g) PC Chef Blend Sliced & Whole Mushrooms,
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup (50 mL) white wine
4 cups (1 L) lightly packed PC Organics Kale, Chard, Spinach Salad Mix lightly packed
8 large eggs
2 cups (500 mL) 2% milk
1 cup (250 mL) 35% whipping cream
13 cups (3.25 L) cubed French or Italian bread, cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes (about 1 loaf)
1 pkg (150 g) PC Black Label Comté Hard Ripened Cheese, shredded
1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella
2/3 cup (150 mL) finely grated PC Splendido Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
Chef's tip Leeks are often quite sandy when purchased. To clean, slice off the root and top end, which is darker green and tougher. Cut in half lengthwise. Rinse under cold running water, prying apart layers while rinsing to ensure a good clean.