This luscious strata recipe comes from Joanne Garelli who captained the food truck team "Boardwalk Breakfast Empire" on the Food Network show "The Great Food Truck Race Season 4." It is perfect for Mother's Day brunch or any weekend gathering, and the bonus is it's assembled ahead of time and popped in the oven before serving.
Start by sauteing pancetta in butter then add onions, garlic, spinach, and salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
Layer in a baking dish with cubed Italian bread.
Whisk fresh milk and whole eggs and pour over top. Store covered in a refrigerator for at least two hours and up to 12 hours before baking.
Bake for approximately 40 minutes before serving. The complete recipe appears on page 8 in "Savoring" and all we can say is Yum!
We are so grateful to Joanne and her teammates Ilene Winters and Timothy Boulous for sharing the recipe with "Savoring." 100% net proceeds from cookbook sales benefit NJ shore Sandy recovery. This is close to the team's heart as Joanne and her husband Steve lost their restaurant of 37 years in Sandy. To purchase "Savoring," please follow the link at left, stop by a retailer listed at left, or visit amazon.com. Thank you in advance!