Sunday, September 12, 2010

"There is no food in our house" quiche

The other night Anthony and I got home from work to find nothing for dinner. I usually keep something homemade frozen in the freezer for a quick & easy meal...but we'd exhausted the supply. I saw eggs, cheese, and not much else! What to do? Quiche!

Corn Flake Crumb Crust:


• 1 1/3 cups corn flake crumbs (buy as crumbs or crush 3 cups corn flakes)
• 1/4 cup melted margarine
• 2 tablespoons sugar

Mix together thoroughly. Press into 9 inch plate. May use as is or bake at 375*F for 5 to 7 minutes. Will hold up slightly better and has crisper taste when pre-baked.

Easy Broccoli Quiche:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 package of Trader Joe's Swiss Beer fondue
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt

    Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions, garlic and broccoli. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Spoon vegetables into crust saving about 4 tablespoons for a side 4" ramekin. Melt fondue in pan or microwave safe bowl and pour over veggies. Combine eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in melted butter. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center has set.
Note, this crust was very soft and almost more like a corn bread than a traditional crust...but I really liked it with the cheesy eggs!

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