Sunday, April 11, 2010
After a holiday, I often wonder what to do with all the extra food. I had a whole ham that four people barely put a dent into. Sure, there are ham sandwiches and ham for breakfast but that gets old really quick. I want to get my monies worth out of that chunk of meat! And I don't want to be bored silly with it! I did freeze some of it for soup but I like immediate satisfaction!
My grandma used to make quiche a lot. Although as a child I don't remember liking it. But there isn't anything not to like. If you like omelettes then you will like quiche. Quiche is simply eggs with anything in a pie crust with cheese. Mmm yummy!! What makes quiche special is you can take any leftovers and make it into a quiche. A handful of leftover vegetables and a little bit of leftover meat and you've got yourself the perfect quiche! Quiche can served for any meal. I prefer it served room temperature.
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3/4 cups leftover vegetables (I had asparagus from Easter dinner)
1/2 cups leftover meat (I had ham)
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups half-and-half or whole milk
1frozen pie crust
1 cup shredded cheese (4 ounces of your choice-I used cheddar)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon salt, teaspoon pepper.
Sprinkle with cheese on top of pie crust.
top with asparagus mixture. Then ham. (look at my pie shell-not so pretty)
Pour egg mixture on top.
Bake until center of quiche is just set, 50 to 60 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through.
Let stand 15 minutes before serving. I actually like it room temperature. (To store, let cool, then refrigerate, up to 1 day. Reheat at 350 degrees until warm in center, about 30 minutes.)
Now my dinosaur oven isn't the greatest and doesn't make the prettiest quiche but it sure was delicious! I had three slices with a glass of wine for dinner.
What's your favorite quiche?
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