Thursday, December 31, 2009
My First Quiche!
Growing up and living in the rural part of the South that I live in, Quiche was not an everyday item that we cooked or ate. I never made quiche before. I think I may have eaten it some time in the past, but wasn't impressed with it.
Well, let me tell you, that has changed! My sweet daughter requested that I make Quiche for Christmas morning and I thought it would be complicated and probably not good.
But, I made the following recipe and not only was it good, it was extremely easy to make. So from now Quiche will be one of my regular foods to prepare.
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cooked ham, diced
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 cup milk or cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust (Deep Dish)
In medium bowl, toss 4 teaspoons flour with the grated cheese. Sprinkle mixture into the pie shell.
On top of cheese, sprinkle 1/2 cup of diced ham and 1/2 cup of chopped mushrooms.
In medium bowl, combine eggs, milk or cream, and then add salt and mustard powder. Beat until smooth and pour over cheese and ham.
Put foil around edge of crust to protect it.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes, or until filling is set and crust is golden brown.
The good thing about this recipe is that you can substitute lots of things to make different variations. For instance I also made one using cheddar cheese. I plan to incorporate broccoli, onions, peppers and the like, soon.
Now is a good time to stock up on the frozen pie shells because they are on sale for the holidays.
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