Our friend Kerry taught us all about the joy of quiche! Believe it or not, we had never had such a wonderful thing! She brought us over a pair of them one day as a gift and we have been making them ever since!
Our recipe is easy. Fresh farm eggs, homegrown pork sausage or bacon and good veggies from the garden! Add in a little butter, and a lovely pie crust and you have all the makings of a wonderful dish!
When we have a lot of eggs, we make quiche. Simple and easy. I’m sure there are much more complicated recipes but this is how we do it.
1 Package of ready to use pie crusts
Veggies of choice… (Onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, green onions, hash browns…)
Meat of choice… (chopped, fried bacon, little chunks of ham, crumbled sausage)
Cheese of choice… (shredded cheddar, swiss, colby, colby jack, mozzarella, or mexican blend)
Lots of eggs
A little cream or milk
Spray the pie pans with a little butter spray, helps to get them out cleanly.
Lay your crusts in the pans, one for each. You can pretty up the edge if you’d like.
Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
Chop up your veggies and add to the pie pans. You want about 2-3 cups of goodies. Kind of fill the pans.
Sprinkle meat on the top. When we do two, we will use one 16 ounce package of bacon, fried and crumbled, split between the two…
Add your cheese. A good handful, as much as you’d like really. It’s very easy to make. I usually just kind of cover up the goodies with cheese.
Crack and whip the eggs with a good dash of milk or cream. Like you would do with french toast or scrambled eggs. We usually use at least a dozen eggs, up to 14 or 15 for two pies. I usually start with 10 and see how that goes. You just pour it into the pie pan with all the goodies. If it looks a little shallow, add more.
Sprinkle with a touch of salt and pepper.
Slice a half a stick of butter on each one. Thin slices, dotted all over it.
Pop in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Then turn down the oven to 350 and cook for about 25-30 minutes more. Just watch that they don’t brown tooooo much.
If you overfilled them, you might want to put a cookie sheet under in case they poof up too much and dribble over. Usually, they don’t but sometimes, they can, if you were a little overzealous with the goodies.
Let cool a bit and slice and consume!!! Keeps great in the frig and also freezes well! We often will slice and freeze slices individually for quick yummy breakfasts!