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How to Make a Great Quiche

December 19, 2011

You’d think that my family has never heard of Holiday Ham or Christmas Turkey.  Our clan does it up big– er, WEIRD I mean.  Since I do all of the shopping/cooking at our house (now), it’s since been tamed down to something that at least resembles a Holiday Feast.  There was a time when I was 8 and with no Drivers License, that Christmas Dinner meant Scrambled Eggs doused with Ketchup and Canned Corn and Beans mixed together (I have a great fondness for each of the aforementioned, lol).  That or Rice and Kimchi Jigae (stewed Kimchi Soup).  For several years now, we’ve done a Christmas Brunch following the ritual Christmas Morning Presents.  It is only Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day that my entire family can get together without the nuisance of work getting in the way.  Here is one of the yummies we’ll be having:

You will need:

  • at least 6 slices of Bacon
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/12 c Cream (half/half if you find Cream to be too expensive)
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg
  • S & P to taste
  • 2 c Spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 c Cremini or Button Mushrooms
  • 1/2 c Onions
  • 1 c Gruyere
  • 1 c Cheddar (a smoked Cheddar would be nice here too to pair with the Bacon).

Whip the Eggs/Cream with Seasonings until light and frothy.
I like to layer the Spinach in 2-3 layers.
Remember to top with lots o’ CHEEEESE!!
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 35 minutes.
A water bath is not necessary but you can if you’d like.
For the crust, you can bring it all the way up its sides or lay it flat for just a bottom crust (depending on what you personally prefer –or, in my instance, how much dough you have to spare, lol).
You can use store bought dough if you’re pressed for time or don’t feel like making your own OR you can use this one below (which is veeeery easy).

Easy 3 Ingredient Crust:

  • Blend together 4 oz room temperature, softened Butter + 3 oz room temperature, softened Cream Cheese
  • After this is nice and creamy, sloooowly sprinkle in 1 c of Flour

For sweet Pies, I like to add in 1-2 tb of Sugar
For something like this Quiche, I like to add in 1/2 ts fine Salt

Merry (early) Christmas!!!!!!

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