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Posting Schedule - Monday: recipes from other sources that I’ve enjoyed, Wednesday: my original or family recipes, Friday: themed recipe blog hop

December 22, 2010

Quiche - Real men will eat it.

Quiche is one of the staples of my cooking menu.  I don't know where the 80's phrase, "Real men don't eat quiche," came from, but in my household they love it.  Vegetables that are many times disliked will be readily eaten in this pie.

One thing to keep in mind when you bake a quiche, is that you cannot fill the crust and leave it over night in the refrigerator to cook the next morning.  The crust will be quite mushy if you do.  You can mix the filling and refrigerate it.  Then in the morning, while the oven preheats, you can assemble the crust and pour the filling in.

My secret ingredient for any quiche I make is cream cheese.

Broccoli and Bacon Quiche

10 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
3 cups steamed broccoli (about 1 head)
1/2 lb bacon (cooked and broken in pieces)
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz cheddar, shredded (swiss is an excellent choice too)
1 pie crust

Beat eggs with milk, basil, salt and pepper.  Place pie crust in pan  Add broccoli and bacon to pie pan, distribute evenly.  Pour milk/egg mixture over broccoli and bacon.  Spoon cream cheese in small dollops into quiche.  Sprinkle with parmesan followed by cheddar.

Bake in preheated 400 F degree oven for 30 minutes.  Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before cutting.

Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

8 eggs
2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 small onion
1 lb mushrooms (cut in small pieces)
1/2 lb fresh spinach
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)

Mix eggs, basil, salt and pepper.  Add pie crust to pan.  Spray 12 inch skillet with Pam.  In skillet cook onion, mushrooms and spinach until cooked and the liquid has evaporated from the pan.  Add spinach to crust.  Pour egg/milk mixture over spinach in pan.  Make small dollops of cream cheese and distribute evenly into quiche.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese over top of quiche.

Bake in preheated 400F degree oven for 30 minutes.


Sherri in GA said...

Do you think you could use a box of frozen spinach instead of the fresh? I mean, would that be about the right amount?

Sherri in GA said...

I mean Im asking because that way Ralph couldn't forget to put the veggies on the table, aka...4# of meatloaf!! LOL

Savannah McQueen said...

LOL...yes a box of frozen would work. But, make sure it is well drained. As if you didn't know that!

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