Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Brocolli-Cheese Quiche

Quiche. Quiche in essence is an egg pie, which does not sound appetizing, but quiche is so much more than egg pie. It is creamy goodness. I like to combine the flavors of broccoli, onion, cheese, and bacon, but you could definitely experiment with other combinations. And quiche is great because you can serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Broccoli-Cheese Quiche
Recipe and pictures by Caroline

1 pie crust (I used a pre-made crust, or you could try this)
4 beaten eggs
1 cup half-and-half
½ cup milk
½ med yellow onion, chopped
½ cup chopped broccoli
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Dash ground nutmeg
4 or 5 pieces thick slice bacon (or ham), cut into ½” pieces
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon flour

1. Cut bacon into ½” pieces and fry in a skillet until cooked through. Put bacon on a paper-towel lined plate and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl beat together eggs, half-and-half, and milk until well combined. Add the onions, broccoli, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in the bacon (or ham).
3. In a small bowl toss together the flour and cheese. Add to the egg mixture.
4. Pour egg mixture into pie crust (I like to place the quiche on a baking sheet while cooking to ensure that the quiche doesn’t overflow onto the bottom of my oven). Bake in a 325° oven for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Rebekah said...

My kids love quiche and this one looks really good. Maybe we will have it for dinner tonight.

Jessie said...

For some reason, I have it in my mind that it is difficult to bake quiche just right, namely, to get the center cooked without burning the crust. It probably didn't help that I learned about quiche using an aged oven. I'll have to try again. It looks delicious.

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