Quiche basically is a baked egg dish. Growing up my mom always made it for breakfast for the holidays. She’d make several to feed the many of us that bombarded her house! We knew we’d either be eating Quiche or cinnamon rolls so either way it was a win win for us. My mom’s cinnamon rolls we’ll talk about another day though. Those things are so good they don’t last long as they are coming out of the oven!
Quiche is the topic of the day today. It is cold out and a nice hearty meal is key to start the day with. Quiche is good and is mainly eggs but in this house the family prefers something with their eggs. When you raise chickens and have fresh eggs they are delicious but it does get old eating them daily by themselves. Today’s recipe is Quiche casserole.
I start by finely chopping crackers for my crust. I used a multi-grain cracker with chia seeds only because I had them on hand. For your crust you can use any type of cracker just make sure it is crumbed finely. I use my food processor but if you don’t have one then place the crackers in a ziplock, cover it with a rag and take something such as a hammer and beat away 🙂 Or you can use a coffee mug and roll is over the crackers like a mortar and pestle.
Once your crackers are crumbed place them in the bottom of a baking dish (I use my cast iron skillet but any baking dish will do). You may need to either oil the bottom of your pan or add melted butter to your crumb depending on your dish. You want the crumbs deep enough to cover the bottom of your pan or a smidge deeper. In a bowl add your eggs, I use about 6 eggs for a pan that is about the size of a regular skillet. Add to those 6 eggs some milk, cream or half and half which ever you have will work. Add about ⅛ cup of milk, give or take, I eyeball it! Now take a fork or whisk and beat the eggs and milk together until the yolks are fully beat and mixed in. Pour your eggs over the crumbs in the pan. Cut up an onion, large potato and a zucchini into small chunks and add it to the top of the eggs. Finely chop about 6 cloves of garlic and if you want some heat to it cut up a jalapeno or serrano pepper and add these to the top. Now add your cheese! I use a Romano cheese that I grate myself but you can use whatever cheese is to your liking. A tip though, buying a block of cheese and grating it yourself will give you a better flavor cheese than buying already shredded cheese. I completely cover the top with cheese.
You are now ready to bake your dish. Bake it at 350 for about 45 minutes but everyone’s ovens are different so adjust as needed. For an added taste I shake on some red pepper at the end, it looks pretty and gives it a finished flavor.
You can adjust this recipe to your liking. Add different spices, add more or less of anything, change up the potatoes or zucchini. The beauty of quiche is that egg goes with almost anything.
Start your own family traditions by adding this to your menu box. Now that the holidays are pretty much over with you can start the new year with new recipe ideas! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.