Tomatoes, sweet pepper, ham and cheese all add colour and flavour to this chunky mix of eggs and bread. Most of the assembly is done the night before, which makes this an easy breakfast for entertaining.
- Portion size 6 servings
- Credits : Mealtimes Made Easy: 2001
- 1 loaf Italian bread
- 2 1/2 cups shredded old Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 sweet green pepper chopped
- 1 cup cubed smoked ham (6 oz/175 g)
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 20 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Cut bread into 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes to make 12 cups (3 L). In bowl, toss together bread cubes, 2 cups (500 mL) of the cheese, green pepper and ham; arrange in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish.
Whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, salt and half of the pepper; pour over bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate, spooning egg mixture over bread mixture occasionally, for 12 hours.
In bowl, toss together tomatoes, oil and remaining pepper; spoon over bread mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until puffed and golden. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 1648 mg
- Protein 37 g
- Calories 687.0
- Total fat 27 g
- Saturated fat 13 g
- Total carbohydrate 72 g
- Iron 33.0
- Folate 51.0
- Calcium 45.0
- Vitamin A 34.0
- Vitamin C 27.0