First off... Let me say that I am not a fan of regular quiche- and neither is Josh, but we both LOVE this one!
This recipe today comes from one of my good friends named Jenn. She is a fabulous cook and this recipe is no exception... and its even easy! She made this for a luncheon with the girls one time and I absolutely loved it. I called her one night because I was desperate for something to make and knew that it called for regular ingredients that I would already have.
So... Here it is!
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup margarine (I use Butter flavor Crisco- I think it gives it a better taste)
4 T. cold water
That is the pastry shell- Cut the margarine into the flour first and then add the water. Press that into a pie pan. Since we are temporarily away from our permanent residence, I didn't bring all of my dishes- so I don't have my nice deep pie pans- and have been using those tin ones instead. The first time I made this here in Texas, I made WAY too much filling and had to throw a bunch away. This time, I just made sure my pastry shell was pressed down really well creating a really high edge for me to pour all the yummy-ness inside!
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup mayo
(I use about a 1/3 cup instead... I just can't bring myself to use a 1/2 cup!)
2 eggs (I use 3 eggs.... It seems to set up better for me!)
dash of pepper
(Jenn told me that she usually just uses onion powder, so that's what I use as well!)
1/2 lb. ham, turkey, or veggies -chop them up pretty small
1 cup shredded cheese
Mix eggs, mayo and flour first, then add milk, then add the rest of the ingredients. I use a whisk to really get the milk, mayo, eggs and flour nice and smooth before I add anything else.
This is how I cook my bacon- I put it on a plate with lots of paper towels and microwave it for 3-5 minutes depending on your microwave- I obviously wanted it pretty crispy for this recipe. Cover the bacon with a paper towel on top to avoid a greasy mess in your microwave. Chop up all of the add-ins pretty small.
Pour into a pastry shell. Bake at 350 for 35-40 min. Jenn told me (and I have found it to be true) that it takes much longer for this to be done. With the extra egg, I think my cooking time is more like 45-50 minutes, but with only 2 eggs, it seemed to take a lot longer to set up for me. Quiche is done when knife comes out clean from center.
Ok... here's another tip. My first time making this, I thought it would be great if I threw in a bunch of different breakfast stuff (for the 1/2 lb of ham, turkey or veggies). It didn't taste so great- I threw in diced ham, bacon, brocolli, and shredded potatoes- and trust me... In this case... LESS is definitely MORE! The last two times I have made it I have kept it to either ham and brocolli, or bacon and brocolli (that's what this one is!) and it has tasted much better. Too many flavors just over-does the taste buds... Just trust me! Enjoy!!
And Jenn... you are the first to get to post the "I Was Featured" button on your blog if you want!
I'm a stay-at-home mom who has a lot of recipes from friends and family.I love to cook simple things that taste great! My kitchen is never spotless and I can't cook anything without making a mess of the whole place. Welcome to real-life cooking!