12.11.2014

spinach and cheese quiche


Quiche! Perhaps the most underrated breakfast food. Unless your name is Al Rose. And then you live and breathe by it. Seriously, if I make quiche for Al he considers me a Godsend. So I bake quiche a lot because why not? It is so darn easy and if I get elevated to Sainthood because of it, I might as well. 

I've been using a basic quiche recipe from our very good family friend, Jackie for a long time. Here I took her basic method and added in our favorite egg-related ingredients: spinach and cheese. You can really use any ingredients though - ham and cheese, bacon and onion, cheese and more cheese (Al's first choice).  

So save one of those pie crusts you've made (or bought) this holiday season, fill it with egg goodness and watch your adoring fans come running. This would be a great addition to your Christmas morning menu! 

It couldn't be easier. Here's how you make it (full recipe written out at the bottom of the post)...


In a medium bowl, beat eggs, half and half, season salt, pepper, and nutmeg. 



Add in your thawed and drained frozen spinach, cheddar cheese, and goat cheese. I add the goat cheese in little pieces. 



Mix until combined. I use more of a folding method with a spatula rather than whisking - the spinach gets stuck in the whisk. 



Pour egg batter into prepared pie crust (store bought is fine here people!). Sprinkle with a little more cheddar cheese if you fancy cheese.



Place on cookie sheet and bake  in 350 degree oven for 45 - 50 minutes until egg has set. 



Let rest and cool to room temperature. 




Serve on a pretty Christmas plate! 







Spinach & Cheese Quiche
Recipe by Katie Rose of The Rose Record
Serves 6 - 8
Prep time:  10 minutes (not counting if you need to make your own pie crust)
Cook time:  50 minutes

Ingredients:
  • Pie crust - homemade, pre-made, store bought - anything goes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and wrung in paper towels to remove water
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon season salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • few grates of fresh nutmeg

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, half and half, season salt, pepper, and nutmeg. 

3. Add thawed and drained spinach (I put my frozen block in the microwave for 5 minutes then wring out in paper towels), cheddar cheese, and goat cheese.

4. Mix until combined.

5. Pour into prepared pie crust and place on a cookie sheet in the oven. 

6. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes at 350 degrees until the egg mixture is set. 

7. Let cool to room temperature before serving. 



Enjoy! We are totally having this Christmas morning!

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