Monday, June 25, 2007

quiche your heart out

ok, so here is the quiche i made last week for a potluck in the park.

i altered the recipe to fit with the ingredients i had. i got the main recipe from baking illustrated and here it is:

8 ounces bacon (about 8 slices) cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
pinch fresh grated nutmeg
4 ounces Gruyère cheese , grated (1/2 cup)
1 9- inch partially baked pie shell (warm), baked until light golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes

1. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Fry bacon in skillet over medium heat until crisp and brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer with slotted spoon to paper towel–lined plate. Meanwhile, whisk all remaining ingredients except cheese in medium bowl.

2. Spread cheese and bacon evenly over bottom of warm pie shell and set shell on oven rack. Pour in custard mixture to 1/2-inch below crust rim. Bake until lightly golden brown and a knife blade inserted about one inch from the edge comes out clean, and center feels set but soft like gelatin, 32 to 35 minutes. Transfer quiche to rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

(so, instead of bacon, i browned some red and yellow peppers with red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and some ham. also, i didn't have any cream, so i just used regular 1% milk. and my friend sara who was in town picked up some brie, so i sliced that up and put that on the bottom.)

and i used a pie crust recipe that had butter in it, which i never do for normal pies, but thought it would work perfect for the crust. so, just basically insert your favorite pie crust here...

so, that's the quiche. my first one ever. it's a lot easier than i thought it would be.

let me know if anyone has any other ingredients they like using in a quiche, i'd love to try some other fillers.


f*bomb. said...

Can we make THAT for Sunday Breakfast, so maybe I can shove the leftovers in my purse when I fly home maybe?

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f*bomb. said...

You have no idea how popular this recipe is becoming amongst my friends...