Friday, February 3, 2012

"Impossible Quiche"

Fresh and hot out of the oven! Spinach with Colby/jack and Parmesan shreds.

This is an easy dish I've been making since my kids were little. We like it hot or cold and for any meal or for packing an eat-out-of-hand picnic or lunch. It's simple to adjust the ingredients to suit the season and your tastes.


Grease a pie pan or iron skillet. I like to use butter because it gives such a nice golden crust and because we make our own from cream from pasture raised cows. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together 2 cups milk, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. (If you would like a creamier texture use 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks. You can save the whites for an omelet or for making a meringue desert)

Now for the fun part:

Veggie Possible                              Meat Possible                 Cheese Possible
Spinach                                           Breakfast sausage              Cheddar
Broccoli                                          Ham                                   Mozzarella
Zucchini                                          bacon                                 Feta or other goat cheese
Tomato                                            Smoked or polish              Butter cheese
Salsa                                                sausage                             Asiago

You'll need about a 1 1/2 to 2 cups veg, 1 cup of meat, and 1 1/2 to 3 cups cheese. ( Reserve 3/4 cup for the top).

Mix and match according to your preferences. Just remember that cheeses like Feta, Asiago, Goat cheese go a long way. Other cheeses like Parmesan and mozzarella don't make for a very creamy filling. So a blend of cheeses is a good idea.

You can do an all veg or all meat pie if you like just adjust the amounts a bit.

Now mix your selected veg, meat and cheese into the base mix. Pour it all into the pie pan and top with the cheese you reserved for the top.

Bake for 45 minutes or so. It should be browned around the edges and firm to touch in the middle.

Set out to cool for 15 minutes before cutting so that it is set.

With avocado,salsa and lemon