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From "Above & Beyond Parsley... Food for the Senses," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 cups cubed French bread
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 eggs
Sauce:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of dry mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

TO PREPARE:

For sauce:  In a medium pan, saute garlic and onions in butter.  Add flour and mix well.  Cook briefly, then pour in broth and wine.  Add nutmeg, dry mustard, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.  Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.  Set aside.

Grease a 9- by 13-inch baking dish.  Place bread cubes in dish and pour melted butter over bread.  Sprinkle grated cheeses over all.

Place eggs and sauce in a food processor and mix well.  Pour over bread and cheese.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before baking.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake for about 30 minutes, until set.

NOTE:  
Must be made 24 hours in advance.  Experiment with alternatives to the Swiss cheese, such as Gruyere, Jarlsberg and Emmenthaler.

SERVES: 8 - 12

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