Yields: 6 servings.
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
1 large tomato, diced
1 large eggplant, cut into ½-inch cubes
10 basil leaves, snipped
2 cups of seasoned croutons, divided
1½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
1 stick butter, melted and divided
In a large bowl, beat eggs with milk and spices. Mix in the tomato, eggplant, and basil, and add 1 cup croutons, ¾ cup cheese, and ½ stick butter. Pour mixture into a buttered two-quart casserole dish. Top mixture with the remaining croutons, cheese, and butter. Bake at 350° for approximately 45 minutes until vegetables are soft and the strata is bubbly and browned.
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