Cheese strata made from rye bread. Yea or Nay?

Tracey_OHNovember 9, 2012

I have been a bread making fool lately and I have some leftover rye that's a bit stale. What do you think about a basic egg and cheese strata with the rye as a base? I'm worried it may be too strong. And I'm definitely open to other suggestions of how to use it up. Thanks!


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think it would be good with Swiss cheese and ham. Maybe a little Dijon mustard whipped with the eggs.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 7:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

I would rubenesque it up with swiss and corned beef but the ham and dijon sounds really good too.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 7:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Brilliant! I love both ideas. I have some ham in the freezer so I will try that version first. Thank you guys!


    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 9:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Tracey - I'm wondering if you made the strata and how it turned out.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 1:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Teresa, not yet! Had the ham and bread, but the wrong kind of cheese and no eggs. That's what happens when you have two hungry boys in the house. Food disappears all the time. So I threw the bread in the freezer till I can get to the grocery. I promise a full report!


    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 11:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Tracey, I love rye bread so I think it sounds delicious. You have ham on hand, so I'd use that, but I'd elike it even with sausage.

I agree, you do have to have eggs, though, LOL. Two hungry girls in the house are about the same, so I know exactly what you mean!


    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 11:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Here's a salad suggestion for leftover rye bread.

REUBEN SALAD � 6 servings

8 cups torn leaf lettuce
1 cup corned beef cut into thin strips
1 (8 oz.) can sauerkraut, rinsed, drained and chilled
1 cup cubed Swiss cheese (4 ounces)
1 cup rye croutons **
3/ 4 cup thousand island salad dressing
1/ 2 tsp. caraway seed

Place lettuce in large salad bowl. Arrange corned beef, sauerkraut, cheese and 1 cup rye croutons on lettuce. Combine salad dressing and caraway seeds; pour over salad and toss.

**Rye croutons: Brush both sides of 5 slices of rye bread with 3 Tbs. softened butter or margarine; cut into 1/ 2 inch cubes. Place on baking sheet. Bake in 300 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until croutons are dry and crisp. Store in a plastic bag or other airtight container. Makes 2 cups.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 7:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Finally got this made today and it turned out great! I used a combo of rye and sourdough. The mustard added a nice tang. Thanks again for the suggestions!


    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 2:41PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What can I make to go with..
Dh has a potluck on Friday. I am making red lentil...
tishtoshnm Zone 6/NM
Half Ham (bone-in)
Which is best, shank or butt. If the package doesn't...
Apologies to St. Patrick
Not even the corned beef was done the traditional way....
Canning tomato juice worth it?
Hi All - I'm thinking about canning tomato juice this...
Need side dish idea and thoughts on dessert
I have been asked to bring a side dish for Easter -...
Sponsored Products
DeLonghi RO2058 Convection Toaster Oven - RO2058
$99.95 | Hayneedle
Glass Cheese Dome
$42.99 | Dot & Bo
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Karastan Rugs Tashkent Ginger Bread 2 ft. 4 in. x 8 ft. 3
Home Depot
Authentic Models CF003F British Butler Table French Finish
Beyond Stores
On The Go Serving Cart
$298.99 | Dot & Bo
2 Day Designs Reclaimed Double Stave Food Server Multicolor - 810D
$78.00 | Hayneedle
Irish Soda Bread Recipe Dish & Stand
$16.99 | zulily
Wusthof Ikon Blackwood Bread Knife
$179.95 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™