Monday, December 19, 2011

the BEST quiche recipe

Well after a few requests this weekend here is my quiche recipe- it came to me by way of my friend Lisette- I have modified it a bit so here it is in it’s current incarnation. It is perfect for lunches, brunches, and all manner of parties- and you know how I love parties! And sorry no picture- I ate the last piece for breakfast this morning…

10 eggs

1 -16 oz container low fat cottage cheese (don’t be scared/skeptical it’s part of the secret success of this recipe- and makes it healthier)

10 oz. or more of cooked finely chopped broccoli

½ onion chopped- I generally use purple or green onions (1/2 c)

6 oz. honey ham- from the deli finely chopped

½ c. milk

6 oz cheddar cheese

3 slices of swiss cheese – cut into tiny pieces

3/4 t. pepper

½ t. salt

(it is very substitution friendly if you want to change the meat, cheese flavors, veggies etc)

Best all the ingredients together- pour into 2 unbaked crusts. Bake at 375 for 35 min cover with foil. Then remove foil and cook a remaining 20 min or until center is firm and knife comes out clean.

I usually make it with pie crust but sometimes I make it with a hash brown crust instead (using frozen shredded potatoes (brush lightly with butter. salt and paper and cook for about 20-30 min before adding the egg mixture on top)

My favorite pie crust which came to me via jennifer tooley

5 c. flour

2 c. Crisco

1 T. salt

2 T. vinegar

1 egg

Cut shortening into flour & salt with pastry blender. put egg and vinegar in cup measure. Fill remaining space with very cold water. Mix together. Add the liquid to flour mixture. Mix it just until you can form a ball. Roll out between layers of wax paper. Makes 5 crusts.

1 comment:

kathy said...

Hello

Good Day,interesting post keep the good work.i'll be back for more

-Kathy
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