Monday, September 13, 2010

Easy quiche x 2

Looking for an easy anytime-meal? The answer is quiche. You can have it for dinner, lunch, brunch, you name it! And you can add whatever you'd like to it for endless possibilities. This weekend, I made a ham, cheddar and green onion quiche. And the dish can be as complicated or simple as you want it.

This weekend's attempt was made with a pre-made frozen pie shell, six eggs (I find that a good ratio for a 12" pie dish), about 1/4 cup milk and your chopped up ingredients. You can up the ante by making your pie shell from scratch. Leave out the pie shell altogether and you'll reduce calories plus get to call your quiche a frittata.

If the ingredients are soft (like cheese, deli meat, tomato) you can add them right into the egg mixture. If they're harder (like leeks, onion, broccoli) you should cook them, and let them cool, before adding to the mixture. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and bake about 20 minutes until the egg is cooked in the middle and the top of the quiche is golden brown.

I had quiche and a salad for dinner with a salad; leftover quiche and sweet potato wedges for brunch the next day.

1 comment:

  1. Another, suprisingly good quiche-like dish is the Bisquick "Magic Pie" (recipe on the back of the box). It is a one-dish meal that cooks up fluffy and yummy with no muss no fuss. I use the basic recipe on the back as a guide for the "pie" part but use my own favourite ingrediants/fridge finds for the fillings.