Either you love bacon, or you're wrong. How's that. Okay. Maybe I just offended about half of the world's global population using that introduction, but I just won over the rest of them. I'm a red-blooded American girl who eats a few pork items now and then. I don't eat it every day, but let's face it, this isn't your everyday recipe. This is something for the book of savory-ridiculousness. A savory peppery brie enshrouded in a creamy fluffy bread-type pudding that is topped with a crispy, salty,smoky layer of bacon studded with slices of jalapeno. It's a freak-show. A good freak show.
Butter the inside of an 8X8X4 inch baking dish and fill with bread cubes topping with brie slices. Crack fresh black pepper over the mixture and fold them together.
Combine the milk and eggs. Add salt and pepper to them.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread and brie mixture. Allow to sit a while.
Now for the bacon and jalapeno...
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes. Add the bacon. Cook until almost crispy then add the jalapenos. Cook 2-3 minutes more.
Distribute the bacon mixture over the bread-brie mixture, leaving most of the bacon on top...meaning seriously don't mix them up. You know why? Because when you bake it the bacon will stay crispy.
At this point you can either put the unbaked strata in the fridge and chill for up to 1 week, or bake for dinner/breakfast right now. We usually opt for baking it right away. 350 degrees 20-25 minutes until bubbly and delicious.
You'll have this thick rich layer of a cheese strata topped with a crispy bacon jalapeno layer that will seriously rock the universe. Most of the time we drizzle it with maple syrup or a simple apricot jam for a savory-sweet yin-yang magical experience.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (1937g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Recipe|
|Calories from Fat: 1820 (78%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 202.2g||270 %|
|Saturated Fat 111.1g||555 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 66.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 11.3g|
|Cholesterol 567.7mg||175 %|
|Sodium 1857.8mg||64 %|
|Potassium 2462.8mg||65 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 73.7g||22 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 73.7g|
|Protein 63.4g||91 %|
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Calories per serving: 2338
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