Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Quiche: It's What's For Brunch

  With Springtime in full motion, and Summer just around the corner( yay!) it's officially what I like to call brunch season. I know when I think of brunch one of the first things to come to mind is quiche. To my utter surprise most people admit to finding themselves daunted by the idea of making their own quiche, and they shouldn't be. When I want something different, fresh, impressive, and easy for dinner, quiche is usually the answer. It's a very versatile dish, and I don't think I have ever had a quiche that I didn't savor the combo of ingredients. So here's how I usually make my own quiche at home!

quiche brunch breakfast food easy recipe



Ingredients:

*Please note: this recipe makes two quiches

  • Egg beaters (32 oz. container)
  • Spinach( you can use fresh, but I used frozen spinach, I used about 3/4 of the block)
  • Diced tomatoes( I used a half of a can of Del Monte brand)
  • 4 c. sharp cheddar cheese( 2 c. for each quiche)
  • 2 ready made pie crusts( you can find them in the freezer section)
  • A little milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. If you're using frozen spinach allow it to thaw in the microwave or under warm water, then let drain in a colander in the sink. Also take this time to drain your tomatoes and set to the side, and set the pie crusts on the counter to thaw.
  3. Pour the eggs in a large bowl with cheese and a little milk, stir evenly.
  4. Use a fork to evenly stab holes in the bottom of the crusts. This is called "docking" and is done to prevent the bottom of the crust from puffing. Precook both crusts for about 5 minutes.
  5. Divide egg mixture into each pie crust.
  6. Add in spinach and tomato into each quiche( I put spinach in one, and tomatoes in the other, but of course you could mix both in).
  7. Bake for 50 minutes. Once done it should be lightly browned and a knife should come out of the center clean. Bonus tip: cover the crust edge with tin foil if burning of the crust is a concern! 
   See, not that hard! Some of you may be shaking your head at the dreaded word...egg beaters, but trust me once you try them you never go back. Sure real eggs are wonderful, but nothing beats not having to crack 16 eggs. I know I like when there's no chance of choking on a eggshell with my quiche!
   I would serve this with a nice arugula or fruit salad, depending on my mood, and crispy bacon. So yummy! I hope you try you hand at quiche, and this comes in handy for y'all.


6 comments:

  1. It does sound yummy! I have a quiche recipe that we have made a few times. Calls for 6 eggs but only makes 1 quiche. We modify it a bit with what we put into it, but you are right, quiches always taste delicious!

    betty

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    1. I bet it's delicious. Quiche is one of my favorite foods. Thanks for reading Betty!

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    1. Yes, it's so good. Thanks for reading Katie!

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  3. Quiche is my favorite brunch food! My mom makes the best!

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    1. Oh I'm sure she makes really good quiche, moms always make food better haha. Thanks for reading Whitney!

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