June 4, 2017 – Real Men DO eat quiche
As promised, I am posting the recipe for quiche. Back 20 years ago, there used to be a saying ‘Real men don’t eat quiche’, which I never understood where it came from. Brian loves this recipe and it is so easy to make. This is a great basic recipe you can easily modify based on what is in your refrigerator. Also, I make my own pie crust but please don’t let a pie crust stop you from making one of the easiest recipes, buy a pre-made crust or a mix and roll it out yourself. You will look like a genius when you serve a quiche with a simple side salad to your family.
Again, we were gifted with a dozen fresh eggs from Captain Ethan, and I had some left-over bacon from breakfast and with some sautéed onions, garlic and spinach I had the makings of a delicious dinner.
4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup light cream (I only had ½ & ½ in the refrigerator so I used a total of 2 cups total and it worked out great)
1 cup milk (didn’t use because of doubling the ½ & ½)
1 tablespoon flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
Dash of nutmeg
1 ½ cups shredded cheese, I tend to use cheddar
Mix-ins based on what your preference is, be creative
Pie Crust – bottom shell only
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prebake the piecrust for 5-7 minutes at 450 degrees. Remove from oven and decrease temperature to 350 degrees.
Whisk together eggs, cream, milk, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg to a smooth consistency. Mix in cheese and other mix-ins. Pour egg mixture into pie shell and bake for 50-60 minutes until firm and if you insert a knife into the center, it comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Leftovers heat well in the microwave as well.