Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.
In a medium skillet, melt 2 teaspoons butter over medium-high heat. Add onions,
bell peppers, ¼ teaspoon salt and ;⁄; teaspoon pepper and cook until soft, about
3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in parsley and remove from the heat.
Savory Bread Pudding
Vie de France
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons
unsalted butter, divided
1 cup diced onions
¼ cup diced green bell pepper
¼ cup diced red bell pepper
¾ teaspoon salt, divided
¼ teaspoon ground black
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
6 ounces diced Canadian bacon or ham
8 large eggs
3 cups milk
½ cup heavy cream
1½ teaspoons Creole seasoning, divided
8 day-old Vie de France butter
8 ounces Gouda or Fontina
½ cup ;ne dry bread crumbs
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
In another medium skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat.
Add meat and cook for 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Whisk in milk, cream, 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning,
½ teaspoon salt and ;⁄; teaspoon pepper. Add croissants and let stand for
5 minutes. Stir in meat, onion mixture and Gouda or Fontina. Pour into the
baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 50-55 minutes.
Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, melted butter and ½ teaspoon Creole
seasoning. Sprinkle over the pudding. Return to the oven, increase heat
to 375°F, and bake until set in the center and golden brown on top, about
20 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Makes 8-10 servings.
28 A Decade of Cooking The Costco Way