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Fig & Sausage Strata Recipe For National Fig Week

Fig Strata With Sausage, For Breakfast, Brunch, Or Lunch
[1] A delicious strata for breakfast, brunch, or lunch (photos #1 and #2 © California Figs).

California Purple & Golden Dried Figs In A Bowl
[2] You can use any dried figs you like, but purple figs will show up best in the strata.

Fresh Hot Italian Sausage Links, Raw
[3] Fresh Italian hot sausage. You can use hot or mild sausage in the recipe (photo © Fresh Direct).

Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese & Grater
[4] Grated Parmesan cheese. The cheese always tastes better when it’s fresh-grated (photo © London Deposit | Panther Media).

Manchego Cheese In A Basket
[5] Here’s a slight bit of food fusion: Spain’s most famous cheese, Manchego, in an Italian strata (photo © Iberian Foods).

   
The first week in November is National Fig Week. We have a delicious new recipe below, for a strata. A strata is a baked Italian egg casserole, delicious for breakfast, brunch, or a light lunch with a green salad

We’ve also linked to 25+ more recipes we’ve previously published, that use figs for cocktails, breakfast, mains, and desserts.

Are you ready for a fig fest?

> The history of figs.

> Types of figs, and ways to use figs at every meal.

> Ways To Use Dried Figs

> Ways To Use Fig Spreads

> Ways To Use Fresh Figs

There are links to many more exciting fig recipes below.
 
 
RECIPE: FIG & SAUSAGE STRATA
 
Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 10 ounces spicy Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 10 ounces California dried figs, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 4 ounces Manchego cheese, crumbled
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    Preparation

    1. PREHEAT the oven to 325°F. Use the butter to grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

    2. WHISK together the eggs, half-and-half, salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, and sage in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.

    3. FOLD in the cooked sausage and figs. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the Manchego cheese. If you’d like figs visible on the top of the strata after it is baked, reserve a few pieces and carefully place them on top about halfway through the cooking time.

    4. COVER with foil and bake for 25 minutes. When done, the strata should be set and only slightly jiggle when the pan is moved from side to side. If the center appears liquid, re-cover with the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Once set…

    5. REMOVE the foil and bake another 5 to 7 minutes, until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes and then cut into 8 portions to serve.
     
     
    MORE FIG RECIPES
    Figs are often thought of for sweet recipes: fig scones, tarts, chocolate truffles, and of course, figgy pudding, a popular Christmas pudding.

    Figgy foods aren’t just for sweet dishes. Figs are often cooked with pork, lamb, and even on pizza. Add them to stuffing; and whenever a recipe calls for prunes, you can substitute figs. Figs, fresh or dried, are delicious in yogurt or in hot or cold breakfast cereals.
     
     
    Breakfast

  • Fig & Sausage Strata
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    Cocktails

  • Fig & Maple Fizz Cocktail
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    Appetizers & First Courses

  • Arugula & Fig Salad With Popcorn
  • Belgian Endive Salad With Roquefort, Figs & Walnut Oil
  • Bitter Greens Salad With Figs & Grilled Cheese Croutons
  • Brie Torte With Fig Jam Appetizer
  • Fig & Brie Bruschetta
  • Fig, Goat Cheese & Pancetta Crisps
  • Figgy Blue Cheese Bacon Bites
  • Figs In A Blanket With Blue Cheese & Prosciutto
  • Grilled Halloumi Cheese With Figs
  • Prosciutto & Fig Appetizer Pinwheels
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    Mains & Sides

  • Chestnut, Fig & Honey Stuffing
  • Honey Balsamic Fig Glaze For Ham
  • Pasta With Fig Sofrito & Parmesan Cheese
  • Pickled Figs
  • Pasta With Prosciutto & Goat Cheese-Fig Sauce
  • Roast Loin Of Pork With Gingered Figs & Jalapeños
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    Desserts

  • Chocolate-Dipped Figs With Sea Salt
  • Dried Chocolate Dipped Figs
  • Fig Panna Cotta
  • Fresh Fig Compote
  • Goat Cheese & Fig Ice Cream From Charlie Trotter
  • Roast Figs With Pecans & Honey
  • Roast Figs With Hazelnuts, Honey, & Goat Cheese
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