Breakfast Strata with Spinach and Gruyère

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Breakfast Strata with Spinach and Gruyère

Why This Recipe Works

When developing our breakfast strata recipe, we found that buttering whole, dried bread slices gave the dish good texture and richness. Carefully selecting and then sautéing just a few complementary ingredients for the filling removed exces...

Why This Recipe Works

When developing our breakfast strata recipe, we found that buttering whole, dried bread slices gave the dish good texture and richness. Carefully selecting and then sautéing just a few complementary ingredients for the filling removed excess moisture and prevented the casserole from becoming waterlogged. Our breakfast strata recipe calls for weighing the strata down overnight in the refrigerator before baking, which improves the strata’s texture and makes it the perfect make-ahead breakfast dish.

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French Toast, Waffles, and Breakfast StrataSeason 2, Ep. 219

Soggy, overly eggy French toast just won’t do. And neither will rubbery, bland waffles. If you’re going to spend the time making brunch fare, it better be good. The test kitchen gives the recipes that...