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Retro Quiche?

December 29th, 2010 at 06:52 am

I remember in the 70s when quiche was all the rage. There was that saying that "real men don't eat quiche." I found it humorous then and even funnier now considering most men's love affair with breakfast, especially eggs. Brinner anyone?

I'm not for sure, but I think American's love affair with quiche was squelched when it was thought that eating eggs was bad for you. Now eating eggs is OK.

So, I'm hoping to bring back quiche. We visited my husband's aunt and uncle yesterday and we normally go out for a big lunch. We usually have dessert and sit and visit and then make the over two hour drive home, the last thing I want to do is fix a big meal for two reasons: I'm tired and we aren't very hungry.

Since I'm on vacation from school, I have had time to peruse some recipes. I was going through and saw a recipe for quiche. That proverbial light bulb went on! Sometime I can fix ahead and put in the fridge and bake when we want it after we arrive home!

The original recipe calls for Cajun stuff. No offense to those of you who like Cajun cooking, but it is too spicy for us. But the basic recipe was simple and I just added what I had. I will admit I did not make my own crust. We had bought some frozen pie crusts made by the Amish and I pulled one of those out and thawed it and blind baked it for a few minutes.

Here's the simple recipe:

1/2 cup of shredded cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup of half and half

Pour into a pie shell.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes and let sit a few minutes out of the oven.

I added leftover ham. I had some Colby cheese that I shredded. I covered it with foil and slipped it in the fridge. When hubby decided he was hungry, I pulled the pie pan out of the fridge, put a little foil around the edges of the pie crust so it didn't burn, put it on a baking sheet, and baked it. I served it with a fruit salad.

It was yummy. I was thinking I could have added vegetables and other types of cheeses to change it out.

So, do you think quiche will become popular again?

3 Responses to “Retro Quiche?”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Mmm. Thanks for the idea, Will see about making one tomorrow. My favorite veggies in quiche are onion and broccoli.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    You're welcome, Joan!

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    I made my hashbrown breakfast quiche for Christmas morning and my FIL said, "Real men don't eat quiche!" Well he tried it and loved it - ha! I say quiche will be back. It's so easy and tasty. Smile

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