Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Real Men DO Eat Quiche...If It Tastes Good!

     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!


Blondie's Journal said...

Sue...this looks so yummy, I have to try it. Believe it or not, Mr. Journal also loves quiche. Then again, there is very little he doesn't like! Thanks for the recipe!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, does that look good, or what! Sue, YUM! I'll be right over...


Sheila :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh that looks so good - would love a piece right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Blissitydoodah said...

YuM! It is the best...dunno why any man ever turned down quiche...

Maya said...

Oh, I so have to make this, without the bacon though..., I could add a few potatoes! I've been wanting to make a quiche for so long...., near the canned biscuits, have to remember that!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sue this looks so good and I just happen to have everything to make it with so guess whats for dinner tonight ha ha!! Len never ate quiche until he met me...I guess he read the book...Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

dee dee said...

I have been searching for a good quiche recipe for months... and I pull up your site and here it is! I can't wait to try this out! From now I I need to start checking with you first!
Dee Dee

JUST ME said...

There's no guy alive who would turn his nose up at bacon and cheese.

Unless he's a vegan.
Which usually means he's a whole pile of weird anyway.

FrugalMom said...

I love homemade quiche, but it sure has to be the vegetarian kind:)

Lyneen said...

YUMMY.... I may have to use your recipe... it looks delish!

Sue said...

I'm so hungry! Why did I look.

Patriotic Mom said...

I definitely saved this recipe! It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it, Joan