make quiche. We have so many eggs these days! I'm selling them, eating them, giving them away and still we have EGGS!! I love my chickens, love having them, watching them (hey don't knock it they are interesting!) and getting eggs from them but we never seem to reach the end of the carton. I use 4 and damn if there aren't 6 more in the nest! So this week I am getting rid of eggs!
I'm thinking of pickling some, although fresh eggs don't make good hard boiled eggs so that might waste them and that's worse than letting them rot! I made scrambled eggs, quiche and I'm making cookies tomorrow. I'm plugging away at them. I think I need more egg buyers though especially with all the new layers coming on soon. Thankfully!! the ducks and goose are NOT laying too because that would be just. too. damn. much. seriously.
I haven't made quiche in years, literally. I have convinced myself I don't care for eggs and while that's mostly true I forgot how good a quiche can be. I made 2 actually one a manly affair with cheese and bacon. The other a more veggie-centric version with kale, zucchini, onions, ham and cheese. I only ate the veggie one but I heard things, good things, about the bacon and cheese. And my 5 year old ate 2 1/2 pieces.
If you are going to make a quiche I highly recommend making your own crust. Why make a fabulous egg pie and wrap it in a garbage crust? If you have a food processor pull it out and give this pie crust recipe a whirl. Literally. Honor your quiche and yourself. Your family will thank you for it and the foodie street credentials will make you feel like you are walking on air. If you really wanna go over the top make it completely by hand but even I have my limits and kids.
Basic Quiche oven 400˚ then 325˚
pie dough for a 1 crust pie
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp pepper
roll pie dough flat and place in pan crimping edges as you like, DO NOT PRICK THE BOTTOM
cover with foil, bake 5 minutes remove foil and bake another 5 minute
reduce heat to 325˚
beat eggs and milk and spices together
sprinkle flour on cheese and then mix in to egg mixture
pour into hot crust and bake for 35 -45 minutes
#1 bacon cheese quiche--6 slices cooked bacon crumbled and 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheese tossed with 1 TBSP flour
#2 veggie-centric--1 zucchini sliced, 4 leaves of kale, 1 small onion saute all until water has released then add to eggs, add in 1/2 cup chopped ham, mix in 1 cup of grated sharp cheese mixed with 1 TBSP of flour