Breakfast Strata with Spinach and Gruyère

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2001, America's Test Kitchen TV

The right blend of four staple ingredients—bread, eggs, cheese, and cream—produces a savory breakfast casserole that's simple and satisfying.

SERVES 6 (Makes one 8 x 8-inch strata)

TIME 2½ hours, plus 1 hour chilling and 20 minutes standing

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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...

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