Tuesday, November 6, 2012

oishii: savory bread pudding

Cooler weather finds me searching for nourishing comfort foods. We've always been a fan of sweet bread pudding but this is my first time trying a savory one. Yum! It was just what I needed to use up leftover stale bread, some veggies in the fridge and have something relatively healthy that we could eat for several meals.

Savory Bread Pudding with Veggies
olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
bunch of asparagus, chopped
bunch of beet greens or chard, chopped
2 cups whole wheat stale bread, cubed
5 eggs
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated gruyere cheese
salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Sautee onions in olive oil. When softened, add garlic and asparagus. After a few minutes add greens and cook until wilted, just a minute or two.
3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk and cheese. Add bread and vegetables and a dash of salt and pepper and mix well. Pour into a casserole dish.
4. Place casserole in oven and cook for 50 minutes, until puffed and browned. Remove from oven and serve!

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