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Egg McMuffin Strata


During long weekends, I like to work on an organization project and this weekend it was organizing my photos. I literally have thousands of photos, many that my mom scanned a few years ago. They are all digitally commingled with all of my recent photos, so organizing them in folders sounded like a great weekend project. Or not.... 🤪

While I was looking through the old family photos, I came across a photo of my sister Jeannette. It reminded me of when she would send me up the block to the McDonalds to get her breakfast. I was able to get what I wanted, too, and she even let me keep the change! I admired (and still do) all of my sisters and feel really fortunate for the relationship and memories we have.



I love breakfast strata’s and usually make them when I have a brunch or guests staying over. They are super easy and you can be so creative. I thought I would try to make a strata inspired by the famous breakfast sandwich. Strata’s are so versatile; you can combine your favorite ingredients with the egg/milk mixture.


Egg McMuffin Strata


Serves 4

Ingredients

4 English Muffins, cut in cubes

4 eggs

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

3 Oz Canadian Bacon or thick ham, cut in 1/2 inch pieces

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Butter to grease baking dish

Salt and pepper

Directions


  1. Preheat oven to broil.

  2. Cut English muffin into pieces and place on a sheet pan and boil in oven, on both sides for 5 minutes or until slightly browned and crispy.

  3. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, dijon and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Butter a 8”-x-8” baking dish. Add the toasted muffins, ham and cheese.

  6. Pour over egg mixture and cover with foil.

  7. Let it sit for 15 minutes to allow the muffins time to absorb the egg mixture. If you have the time, this can sit overnight covered with plastic in the refrigerator.

  8. Bake for 15 minutes and then remove foil and cook for another 30 minutes or until browned.

  9. Let it sit for 10 minutes to settle before serving.


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