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Beach House Seafood Strata


May be made the night before and refrigerated, or made same morning if you dip the bread in eggs/milk mixture first.

1 large loaf scally or challah or some other white specialty bread
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss or Jack cheese
1/2 cup purple onion slivered
1 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup sliced sweet red, orange, yellow peppers (optional)
1 lb seafood salad from the deli (you may, of course, substitute fresh lobster, shrimp, crab, etc.)
5 large eggs
3 cups milk
1/4 tsp dried mustard
Salt, fresh ground pepper to taste

Cube bread and place in large Pammed 11 x 13" casserole dish.

Mix in sliced vegetables.

Spread seafood salad evenly over top, working gently down to bottom.

Spread cheese over top.

Mix eggs, milk and mustard.

Pour over top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Should be golden brown and bubbly.

Cut into squares. Serves 6-9 depending on portion size.