BREAD AND VEGETABLE CASSEROLE
4 cups diced stale bread
1 tablespoon cooking oil
3 large eggs
1 ½ cups milk
1 tablespoon any hot sauce – chillie garlic etc
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped spinach well rinsed
1 tomato chopped
1 cup corn kernels, boiled
1 cup chopped scallions or leeks
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 180 C
Lightly oil the bottom and sides of a soufflé or baking dish.
Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add milk, hot sauce and salt, and mix well
Heat a tablespoon oil in a pan and cook the onion leeks / scallions, red bell peppers, tomato and spinach together for a few minutes till the spinach wilts. Remove from heat. Mix in the boiled corn kernels
Pour half of the quantity of the milk mixture into the dish and add half of the bread cubes and push down into milk mixture.
Layer in some of the cooked vegetables and 1 cup grated cheese over the bread.
Repeat layering of the bread, milk mixture and vegetables.
Pour the remaining milk mixture over the top, making sure the bread is soaked, and then end with a layer of grated cheese.
Bake 1 hour till the top is nicely browned
Remove from oven, and serve hot with steamed veggies