Classic Cheese Strata
|Bread slice||8 (Day Old)|
|Cheese||8 Ounce, sliced (American Or Swiss)|
|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 the crusts from 4 slices of the bread.
Cut the trimmed slices in half diagonally to make 8 triangles; set aside.
Arrange the trimmings and the remaining 4 slices of untrimmed bread to cover the bottom of a 9x9x2-inch baking pan.
Place American or Swiss cheese slices over the bread in the baking pan.
Arrange the reserved 8 bread triangles in 2 rows over the cheese.
(Points will slightly overlap bases of adjacent triangles.) Thoroughly beat the eggs; stir in the milk, finely chopped onion, salt, prepared mustard, and pepper.
Pour the egg mixture over bread and cheese layers in the baking pan.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Cover; let chill in refrigerator several hours or overnight.
Bake, uncovered, in a 325° oven for 1 1/4 hours or till a knife inserted near center comes out clean.