This Austrian dumpling casserole bears a resemblance to bread pudding. In this savory dish, stale bread is tossed with onions, parsley, and a simple custard batter and baked in a water bath.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1/2 (1 pound) loaf white bread, toasted and cut into cubes
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- salt and pepper to taste
Butter one 9x11 inch baking dish.
In a skillet over medium heat, combine the onion, parsley and butter. Cook until onions begin to brown. Pour over bread cubes and toss well.
Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over the bread and onion mixture; mix well and allow to stand for 1 hour.
Firmly press mixture into baking dish; tightly cover with aluminum foil.
Place baking dish on a rack in a larger pot with 3 inches of water. Cover pot and steam for 1 hour. Remove from pot and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter before serving.