Strata with Cipollini Onions & Arugula
- 1 1/2 Tbs. olive oil
- 4 oz. arugula
- 8 oz. cipollini onions, cut into 1/8-inch slices
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups half-and-half
- 3 oz. Asiago cheese, shredded
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 4 oz. French bread, crusts removed, cut into 1/2-
inch cubes and dried overnight or toasted in
In the same sauté pan over medium heat, warm the remaining 1 Tbs. oil. Add the onions and sauté until caramelized, about 15 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until aromatic, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir in the bread, arugula and onions. Transfer to a braiser, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
Preheat an oven to 350ºF.
Uncover the strata and transfer to the oven. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 hour. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 8 to 10.