Tasty Tuesday: Quiche Anyone?

Tasty Tuesday: Quiche Anyone?

First things first.  They say, “Never say never” for a reason.  Remember last week’s recipe for “Never Fail Pie Crust” ?    Yeah, it failed.  More accurately stated, I failed.  So what did I do wrong?  I knew changing the fat (shortening to coconut oil) would make the crust want to “melt” quickly, but Oh. My. Gosh.  It melted like butter.  Here’s the thing.  It works b-e-a-U-tifully in a FILLED pie.  But if you’re going to make a crust to be filled with a cream filling later…stick to shortening.  Enough said.  MOVING ON!

 

Now that we have all the corrections made, and you have a wonderful looking pie crust sitting before you, let’s fill it with something yummy for dinner!  How about a quiche?!  Here’s a recipe I made last week that all 7 of us gobbled up.   (The amounts are for a 9-in. deep dish crust)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 8 oz. swiss cheese, shredded
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Fry bacon until crisp.  Reserve a couple TBSP of fat.

3. Using the reserved fat, cook onion until translucent.  Add spinach to onion.  Stir together until spinach is wilted.  Stir crumbled bacon to onion/spinach combo.

4. In small mixing bowl, beat eggs.  Add milk to eggs and whip together until incorporated.  Stir ½ swiss cheese into egg/milk mixture.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. Sprinkle remaining cheese onto bottom of pie crust.  Pour egg/milk/cheese mixture over top.

6. Bake 45 minutes, or until pie looks “set”.

7. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving (to let all that cheese firm back up a bit!)

 

Now for a little sidebar…  have you guys seen or used these onion goggles???  They’re supposed to keep you from “shedding tears” while chopping those onions!  How cool?!  Amazon has them 30% off plus they qualify for free shipping!  And, as always, remember to use your Ebates account for additional savings.

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