Recipe: Quiche!

Quiche is a very versatile food. Perfect for small handfuls of leftovers, nicely customizable, and easy. Remove the crust and you have frittata. I've made a couple of them for our Sunday football brunches, and my future brother in law asked for the recipe for the broccoli quiche I made today! It's always a little gratifying when people like my food. 

And in this case a little ironic because despite my best efforts, I just don't like quiche. Or frittatas. Or omelets. Something about mixing overcooked scrambled eggs with other stuff just hits my brain as wrong. I love them next to each other though!


Quiche:

1 average-sized (10 inch?) pie crust
8 eggs
1/2 cup milk or cream
seasonings
cheese
various meats/veggies for stuffing

1.) Pre-heat oven to 350

2.) Chop meats and veggies into smaller-than-bite-sized pieces (small to medium dice). Place loosely into bottom of pie, do not pack tightly. Top with a small amount of shredded or chopped cheese.

3.) In a bowl, whip eggs and milk/cream together with seasonings that will taste good with your stuffing. Pour over stuffing, being sure to cover everything. If some of the stuffing isn't covered (common with broccoli florets), kind of stir/flip them around so they covered in egg batter. 

4.) Top with a hefty sprinkling of cheese. Bake at 350 for about 30-45 minutes, until the outer 2/3 is set (there should be about a 3 inch section in the middle that's still a bit jiggly). Pull and let rest for 5-10 minutes, until the center is set. 



For Broccoli quiche:
I used about a cup and a half of broccoli, and cheddar cheese. Seasonings were a hefty dash of garlic power (1/2 teaspoon?) salt, pepper, and some lemon pepper seasoning (1/4 teaspoon?). 

Other ideas:
  • Spinach and swiss cheese, make sure you put some nutmeg in the seasonings; 
  • Bacon, caramelized onion and ANY kind of cheese, gouda would richy-rich it up a bit; 
  • Crab and cottage cheese? or mascarpone; 
  • Chorizo, green/red pepper, and white cheese. 


I'll be back later with the menu plan, maybe not until tomorrow. It's Pops' birthday party today, so we are relaxing (and possibly the dining room table where we do the plan has already been set). 
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What do you put in your quiche?

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