24 August 2010

quiche, day or night

The quiche has become my go-to quick meal, much like I imagine spaghetti and sauce is for other households.  Everybody loves a quiche.  Boy and I could eat a whole one, just the two of us.  We try really hard not to.  Actually, I could likely eat a whole one by myself, but I don't.  Mom, Sister & I sometimes make quiches for our weekly dinner dates.  Nan & Grampy like them too.  Like I said, everybody loves a quiche.

I've already posted my basic quiche recipe (find it here), but given how often I make, eat and share them I think it needs a revisit.

The basic idea is you take a pie crust, sprinkle some cheese on the bottom, add your filling of choice and then pour a beaten mixture of eggs, milk and seasoning over it.*  Sprinkle some more cheese on top and that's that.  As for the filling, the world is your oyster.  Paint the town red.  Seize the day.  Etc.

Some of my favorite quiche fillings are:
  • spinach & feta
  • broccoli & cheddar
  • peppers & onions
  • tomato, mozzarella & basil
  • roasted asparagus
  • green beans & goat cheese
  • roasted potatoes & rosemary
  • zucchini & squash
For many of these (but not all) you'll want to just sautee up the veggies before adding to the quiche. 
Last night, we ate the inaugural Southwestern Quiche-- cheddar, chives, black beans, corn, bell pepper and tomatoes.  Holy hell.  Try it.

*  For a regular pie crust, I use two eggs and 2/3 cup milk (or half & half, or cream).  If you have a deeper dish or larger pie crust you might need three eggs and 1 cup milk.  Use salt and pepper and whatever herbs you have at your disposal.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

What's your go-to meal?  Doesn't have to be fancy.  In fact, the simpler the better.

4 comments:

  1. quiche has certainly risen on my go-to list...forever at the top will be pasta...whether with sauce, pesto or just good ol' fashioned butter.

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  2. I see that I need to make more quiche! This one looks yummy :)

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  3. Thanks for bringing all the delicious quiches to Nan and Grampies!!! They love them! You are so sweet and thoughtful! : )

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