Posted by Teri
I am not a cook who likes to follow recipes, but must admit I do read cookbooks for ideas. Easy and able to use what I have in the cupboard is a must!
One of my favorite things to make is this quiche because the base is simple and I can add filling based on my mood, feeling and fresh ingredients on hand.
Teri’s Simple Quiche Recipe
Crust: Start with a Marie Calendar pie crust from the freezer section (don’t tell my grandma this isn’t homemade!)
Base egg mixture: 5 eggs, 1.5 cups milk. Beat and put aside.
Filling – Here are some of my favorites:
- Handful of spinach, ½ chopped leek, 1 c. shredded jack cheese. Pour egg mixture over and top with sliced tomatoes or red peppers.
- Handful broccoli heads, ½ c. chopped red peppers, 1 cup cheddar and parmesan cheese. Pour egg mixture over top. Push broccoli down in egg mixture.
- Line bottom of pie crust with Canadian bacon, 1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, pour egg mixture over and top with sliced tomatoes.
- 1 cup crab meat, 1 c. pepper jack cheese, chopped scallions. Pour egg mixture over top.
Substitute your choice of filling and cheese (cheese is very important and subtly changes the mood.)
Bake for 45-55 minutes at 350°. Pie should not wiggle in the middle. Let rest 10 minutes from oven before you cut. Can be served hot or cold. Keeps 2-3 days in fridge.
Serve with iced coffee in a wine glass and invite your best friend over for lunch in the garden!!!!
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