For my younger readers, the title comes from a book published in 1982, Real Mean Don't Eat Quiche. Well, my man does eat quiche and loves it! He doesn't eat every kind of quiche, but he does eat this recipe that I got years ago from my mother. This is a simple dish to put together and you will see that I took some shortcuts to make the preparation even easier.
1 9" pie crust (I use the refrigerated ones that are near the canned biscuits at the grocery store)
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
2 T. flour
3/4 cup milk (I used skim)
3/4 cup half and half
4 eggs slightly beaten
bacon-cooked and crumbled (I used the pre-cooked variety to save time)
pinch of salt and pepper
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place pie crust into pie pan or quiche pan. I like to pre-bake mine about 5 minutes.
I used an entire package of the pre-cooked bacon (15 slices). I never think that pre-cooked stuff is crisp enough, so I put it in the microwave for a few seconds until it gets a little crisp. Crumble it into pieces and place them in the bottom of the pie crust to make the first layer. The picture blurred...but, you get the idea!
Mix shredded cheese (if you can find it in a bag already shredded you are lucky-I bought a chunk and shredded it with a grater) with flour. Put the mixture into the pre-cooked pie crust.
In a medium sized bowl, mix the milk, half and half, eggs, salt and pepper. Whisk gently (or use a fork) to blend. Pour over the cheese layer.
Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 50 minutes. You want the top to be lightly brown, the eggs to puff up a bit and you should be able to insert a knife in the center and have it come out clean. Serve with a salad for dinner or with fresh fruit for breakfast. Enjoy!