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Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe: Strata

This tangy breakfast casserole can solve your “what do I serve a crowd before noon” dilemma…

Don’t find yourself covered in flour when it comes time to take the holiday photos this year. Assemble amazing casseroles ahead of time and bake before you are ready to serve. One of our favorite breakfast casseroles on Hilton Head Island is the Strata at Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe. The layered egg, sausage, onion and cheese dish is baked to perfection and smothered in a tangy house-made chili sauce. It’s the perfect start to any day (especially if your coffee comes in the restaurant’s famed Wonder Woman mug). Leslie and Paul “Stew” Stewart were kind enough to share their recipe for making this Lowcountry classic. It might be the gift your guests appreciate most following a late night of “spirited” holiday fun.

Layered egg, sausage, onion and cheese make this tangy breakfast casserole a popular choice at Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe. $11.99. ©Michael Hrizuk

Ingredients (Serves 4)

6 eggs

1 pint heavy cream

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup shredded cheddar

1 cup cooked sausage

1/2 cup green onions, chopped

8 slices white bread, crust removed

Pan spray

Directions [1] In a large mixing bowl add eggs, cream and water. Beat well. Add salt, black pepper, mustard, cayenne pepper, paprika and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. [2] Spray bottom of an 8×8 pan. Cut bread into 2-inch cubes. Line the pan with half of the bread cubes. Add 1/2 sausage, 1/2 green onions and 1/2 cheddar cheese. Then add another layer of bread, sausage, green onions and cheese. [3] Pour egg mixture slowly over casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight. [4] Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake casserole for one hour until set. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting.

Ingredients (chili sauce)

1 cup Heinz chili sauce

2 tablespoons green onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped

Directions Combine all ingredients and heat. Top casserole after cutting.

The perfect pairing

Side suggestions: Hash browns, fruit salad

Drink suggestions: Coffee, lemon water, Bloody Mary

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