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  • 4 strips - bacon
  • 1 - sweet onion, halved & thinly sliced
  • 2 cups - broccoli florets
  • 5 - eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups - milk
  • 1/2 teaspoons - dried basil, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoons - salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons - pepper
  • 4 cups - crusty sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 ounces - Muenster or Swiss cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Directions:

    In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in the skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add onion to skillet. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook over medium heat until caramelized , about 5 minutes.
    Meanwhile, in a small saucepan cook broccoli for 3 minutes in enough lightly salted water to cover; drain.
    In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, basil, salt, and pepper. Stir in bread, broccoli, cooked onion, cheese, and bacon. Transfer to a 2-quart square baking dish. Cover and chill 2-24 hours.
    Preheat oven to 325° F. Bake casserole, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 20-30 minutes more or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

    Brief Description

    A make-ahead brunch dish with broccoli, cheese and caramelized onions.

    Main Ingredient:

    sourdough bread

    Category:  Breakfast

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 50 min


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    Posted On:

    September 3, 2012

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