Classic Cheese Strata
|Day old bread slice||8|
|Sharp american cheese/Sharp swiss cheese||6 Ounce, sliced|
|Milk||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Finely chopped onion||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Prepared mustard||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Trim crusts from 4 slices of the bread.
Cut trimmed slices in half diagonally to make 8 triangles; set aside.
Arrange trimmings and remaining 4 slices untrimmed bread to cover bottom of a 9x9x2-inch baking pan.
Place cheese slices over bread in baking pan.
Arrange the 8 bread triangles in 2 rows over cheese.
Beat eggs; blend in milk, chopped onion, salt, mustard, and pepper.
Pour over bread and cheese layers.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Cover and let stand 1 hour at room temperature or several hours in the refrigerator.
Bake, uncovered, at 325° till knife inserted off-center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
Let stand 5 minutes