Easy Strata and Variations
Bell peppers: Slice and saute in 1 Tb. olive oil. Salt.
Baby spinach: Steam, covered, with 1 Tb. oil and salt until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
Frozen corn: Thaw and drain.
Asparagus: Cut in 1-inch pieces. Steam, covered, with 1 Tb. oil, salt and 1/3 cup water, 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover and cook off liquid.
Bacon: Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and fry until crisp. Drain well.
Sausage: Fry bulk breakfast or Italian sausage until fully cooked. Drain.
Kielbasa: Thinly slice.
Crab: Pick over pasteurized backfin crab for shell and cartilage.
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