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Get your quiche on!

Tightwad has never met anyone who doesn't like quiche. It's an inexpensive way to get some protein in your family and keep a tight inventory on stuff in your fridge. Some call that a "mash up." Here's a quick recipe that will have you wondering why you never thought of making this easy dish before. 

- Preheat oven to 350o degrees 
- Sauté whatever veggies you want to add (to reduce water content)
- Take the two frozen pie shells you bought earlier (!) out of the packaging (deeper shells are better) and put on a sheet pan (or go crust-less by pouring mixture directly into pie plate)
- Mix 6 eggs and 2 cups of milk (that's 3 eggs and one cup of milk per shell) in a large bowl
- Grate cheese, add to mixture
- Season with salt and pepper (and whatever else... maybe you want to use dill?
- Add cooled sautéed veggies and meat if you plan to
- Combine everything with a whisk
- Ladle into pie shell
- Bake approximately 45 minutes
- Check it is cooked and remove from oven and let cool a bit before serving to set

Cheese ideas: Cheddar, Parmesan, Swiss, blue
Meat ideas: ham, cooked pieces chicken, cooked pieces of beef, bacon, salmon
Vegetable ideas: sautéed mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers, minced garlic, red onion, capers, asparagus...

The possibilities are endless. Here are some examples:

Once you get a "feel" for the recipe you can really experiment! What are your tips for making the perfect quiche?


Tom Thomsons said...

That looks very tasty... Yammy!

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