2.04.2016

QUICHE QUICHE QUICHE!


We end up with a few too many eggs at our house fairly frequently. Our girls are cranking! And there are only so many scrambled egg with creme fraiche lunches you can prepare before you start to feel like you're not living up to your potential in the kitchen.

And then it dawned on me: Quiche! Such a weird word I don't really like saying it! But I'd always wanted to learn to make it!


Why was quiche so huge in the 80s I honestly don't get it? Apparently it's making a comeback? That's a funny thing to consider.

The whole thing is a funny concept, quiche. Egg pie. I mean, it makes all the sense in the world, it's healthy and light (or not-light, if you don't want it to be), and it's a great fridge buster for all your on-its-way-out produce . . . but it's the whole fancy lady party element of the quiche with the bridal showers + shell light sconces + pale pink sofas that I find most curious. You say "quiche" and I instantly think of Troop Beverly Hills. Which is dumb, there wasn't even any quiche in that movie! Just body waves and perms. 


We happen to have a Costco sized bag of broccoli burning a hole in our fridge, and no cheese in the house minus parmesan, so this is what we happened on this time.

This time also Brandon got a heart in his quiche crust. Next time he's getting devil horns.  ;) 

Here's my favorite way to do a quiche so far! 

BROCCOLI QUICHE
Ingredients
2 tlb butter
1/2 onion, diced
1 tsp garlic, minced
2 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
2 carrots, peeled + sliced 
1/4 cup cooked bacon, chopped
A few sprigs fresh oregano, chopped (about 2tbs)
6-8 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 unbaked pie crust (premade, not premade, the world is your oyster!)
Method
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Fry up some bacon! Low heat please. Once finished and cooling, pour out excess grease and sautée onions and garlic  in the same pan over medium heat until translucent (no me gusta crunchy onions)
3. While waiting on the onions, whip eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Add milk and cheese.
4. Add all your veggies + extras and hoo-diddles! 
5. Roll out your pie crust, lay it over your greased pie tin or tart pan, gently smoosh it into place, then pour your egg mixture on in.


(Raw onions in this one, because I hadn't learned my raw union quiche lesson just yet.)

Bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees or until the center is no longer wibbly.


Then take lots of photos of it in various settings because you have an Instagram account and that is what's expected of you!

Purty!


Second favorite quiche set up at our house so far: shredded cheddar cheese + cooked maple sausage, chopped up all crazy. Oh yeahhh.

Let me know if you make it and how it turns out!!

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6 comments :

  1. I'm too lazy to make a crust so I just make frittatas. But then how do I get the heart or devil horns in there? ;)

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  2. This is glorious! I should make it for my Galentine's day party!

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  3. I love quiche. You should try adding some creme fraiche to it, it's the french way. I was in France for a few months and ate them all the time on the streets... mmmm... quiche lorraine....

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  4. Really wonderful photos, big fan of the marble countertops :)
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  5. thank you for sharing this recipe!
    here in France I am in a "quiche thing" as well right now, I love making tuna Quiche
    let me know if you want the recipe!
    BON APPETIT!

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