Monday, November 10, 2008

Basic Quiche

My mom always made quiche growing up and it is definitely one of my favorite foods. It seems a lot more complicated than it is. The directions are provided for the novice, but once you've made one you can probably make others easily. You can add whatever you want to quiche--this is a basic recipe. Sometimes I add spinach, asparagus, sausage...really the possibilities are endless. My mom always makes hers the night before so they're ready to bake in the morning.

1 (9-inch) deep dish frozen pie crust
1 T butter
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 1/2 c. cheese (your choice)
1 T. flour
4 eggs
1 c. cream or milk (depending on preference)
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
1 c. crumbled bacon (I use the Hormel bags from Costco)

Bake pie crust at 425 for 6-8 mins. Reduce temperature to 350. Meanwhile in skillet, saute onion (and any other veggies you include) in butter until soft (about 3-4 mins). In another bowl toss shredded cheese with flour. In a mixing bowl beat eggs, cream/milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in 3/4 c. bacon, onion (& veggies) and 1/2 cup cheese. Place 1 c. shredded cheese in the bottom of pie crust. Pour egg mix over cheese. Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Bake for 45 mins or until set.

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