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Cheddar, Ham, and Scallion Cups

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Cheddar, Ham, and Scallion Cups

Cheddar, Ham, and Scallion Cups
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It's festive to have your own individual strata, but if you prefer, you can also make this cheesy egg dish in a 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate or 6-cup casserole. Just mix it up the night before and pop it in the oven while everyone is opening gifts

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 (4- by 1/2-inch-thick) slices Italian bread, torn into pieces (2 cups packed)
  • 5 ounce piece cooked ham, coarsely chopped (scant cup)
  • 3 ounce piece sharp Cheddar, coarsely grated (1 cup)
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped

Directions

  • Beat eggs with milk and pepper until combined in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and let sit overnight, chilled.
  • Preheat oven to 350F with rack in middle of oven.
  • Butter a 6-cup standard muffin tin, preferably nonstick. Divide mixture among cups and bake until puffed and lightly golden, about 35 minutes. Cool 5 minutes and serve.`