Oh Quiche. What an easy friend, willing to take on any ingredients you may have on hand. And this friend doesn’t mind stopping by for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This is a favorite in our house. Served with fresh fruit for breakfast, or a light salad for dinner. Bacon and cheese, pancetta and spinach or tomatoes and zucchini, its all wonderful. Below is my basic recipe and a few variations.
prepared 9 inch pie crust
5 large eggs
3/4 c milk
1/4 c water
Spices to taste:
salt, pepper, chili powder, mustard powder, onion powder, celery seed, paparika
Pancetta & Spinach
4 oz chopped Pancetta
1 sm onion, finely chopped
1 c spinach
– thawed from frozen, or wilted fresh spinach
1 c grated cheese
Bacon, Mushroom and Cheese
5-7 slices of bacon, browned and drained
1 cup roughly chopped mushrooms
1 cup shredded cheese
Tomato, Zucchini and Cheese
Layer ingredients from the bottom up, until the layers reach right below your pie pan lip.
Tomatoes (round slices)
Zucchini (round slices)
Grated Parmesan cheese
Once layers have been completed, pour egg mixture over the top.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. If using bacon or pancetta, brown and drain. Place the pie crust in your pan. Whisk together eggs, milk, water and spices. Add other ingredients and pour into pie crust.
Bake for 40-45 min, until the middle is firm and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.