Friday, September 18, 2009

CHEAP, FAST AND EASY - COOKING FOR EVERYONE


MAKING QUICHE YOUR WAY

Ignore "food fads" and stupid sayings-quiche is easy, looks impressive and tastes delicious! Use this one basic recipe and using items you most likely already have make it economical.

Basic recipe:

1 pie crust (I use Pillsbury pre-made in a box-they last for a few weeks and are cheapest at Grocery Outlet)
4 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup half and half (you can use cream for richer flavor, and whole milk for milder effect)
1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded cheese
salt and white pepper to taste
2 cups fillings (cooked meats and/or vegetables)

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Place and press crust in 9" pie pan, quiche pan or spring form pan. Put cooled filling in crust. Top with cheese. Mix eggs and cream together, adding a little salt and white pepper. Pour over cheese and vegetables. Bake for 20 minutes, then lower temperature to 350 degrees for another 20 minutes. Quiche is done when custard is set and puffy. Crust should be golden brown. Let cool about 10 minutes before removing and serving.
Serves 4-8 people.

Quiche combination ideas:

*Broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese, onion and bacon
*Zucchini, sausage, green onion, jack cheese
*Crab, leeks, gruyere cheese (or any swiss)
*Bacon, onion and swiss cheese
*Chorizo, red onion, jack and cheddar blend

I always lightly saute onions and vegetables - the best quiche I ever made was grabbing every vegetable out of the fridge (a little spinach, shredded carrots, onions, zucchini) and snippets of 3 kinds of cheese. I threw in some leftover ham, mixed part cream and part milk and it was fantastic. It's a great way to use up some of this and that!



2 comments:

  1. Yummm! Sounds delicious! And easy.

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  2. "DUNGE" was here...nice recipes, Sharon!

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