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.

QUICHE

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cooked ham, diced
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
3 eggs
1 cup milk or cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust (Deep Dish)

Directions

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.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, Ma'am! We like quiche at our house. Broccoli is very good. So is Spinach. It is a very easy brunch menu item. I am glad that Lori requested it.

Is it not amazing what we will do when a favored family member asks us to???

Happy New Year!

Marjorie

Pen Pen said...

I had never had quiche until I worked at the hospital. They used to serve a broccoli quiche that was DELICIOUS... the hospital is also where I learned to eat a bowl of chili.. go figure! now one of my favorite foods!

Mary Ann said...

No, quiche is not a Southern staple food. hahaha

Quiche is one of our favorites and can be eaten at any meal!

I wrote a post about quiche and the basic formula to make them.

http://mrsmaryannshouse.blogspot.com/2009/09/quiche-me.html

Susan said...

You're right - quiche is not something normally served in the south! LOL I love it, though. My husband likes eggs, so he'll eat it if it doesn't have anything in it like spinach (although I love spinach in it!).

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Debbie. Great job, sure looks delicious, I was very intimidated by just the word Quiche, but found it very easy and delicious.
Just wanted to stop by and to wish you and your family the most blessed and joy filled New Year.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds delish!

Lyn

Alexandra said...

Yummy! I really like quiche and it's not too hard when made with creme soups.

News Year's blessings to you and your family! :)

Lori Harris said...

mmmmm It was GOOD. I would like some more right now!!

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