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I'm still trudging my way through the recipes I shared on my A Compilation of Easter Recipes post.  (I only have two left now!) This time, I made the Egg-stra Special Quiche recipe. I don't remember ever making a quiche before and have been wanting to try this recipe out for some time.  The recipe looked easy and sounded tasty.  

This recipe is pretty kid-friendly, too!  The girls were involved with something and time was ticking, so I put this one together myself.  However, the girls totally could have helped crack and beat eggs, measure out the milk, break up the swiss cheese and sprinkle the ingredients into the pie plate.  Children can also help by making the crust (if you make it from scratch) or you can let them place the pre-made crust into the pan.

After thinking about it, this would make a great Mother's Day breakfast or brunch, so share this post with your husbands.  It is so simple and yummy!

Eggs-tra Special Quiche Recipe
by Lydia E. Harris
posted on 
Clubhouse Magazine

Supplies needed: pie pan, frying pan, plate,  paper towels, knife, bowl, measuring cup, whisk

Ingredients per quiche:
  • unbaked 9-inch pie crust
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 slices cooked ham
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese (or a generous handful of shredded Colby Jack cheese)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • cherry tomatoes and parsley for garnishing

What to do:

1. Place pie crust in the bottom of a pie pan. (As you can tell, I used a cake pan because we don't have pie pans.  I need to remedy that!)
4. Cut Swiss cheese into strips and place on ham. Sprinkle a generous amount of Colby Jack cheese on the other quiche.
5. Add cooled, crumbled bacon.

2. Cook bacon until crisp. Cool on paper towels. (I didn't have any.)
3. Cut ham into 1-inch pieces and arrange in pie shell.

6. Beat eggs with milk, then drizzle over the ham, cheese and bacon.
7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 425° F until egg mixture isn't runny.

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Swiss cheese and ham quiche.
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Colby Jack cheese and ham quiche.
8. Cool for 10 minutes or until egg mixture is firm. (10 minutes was perfect!)
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Swiss cheese quiche for Sweet Girl.
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Colby Jack cheese quiche for Love Bug.
9. Cut into pie-shaped wedges.
10. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and parsley and s
erve with love!
The Verdict

I did not have any bacon on hand, so I didn't add it in.  Bacon bits would work, but I was out of those, too.  I do think the addition of bacon would add to the already yummy flavor of my quiches.  I made one quiche with just ham and swiss cheese.  Love Bug does not care for swiss cheese, so I made the other one with ham and Colby Jack cheese.


Both quiches were a hit with my family.  Sweet Girl ate all of it except the "crunchy" crust around the edges.  Love Bug seemed a bit hesitant at first, but then I explained to her it was like cheesy eggs with ham.  She really enjoyed it, but didn't seem to like the bottom crust.  My husband, who isn't a huge fan of eggs, admitted that he was a bit skeptical.  He is very particular about how he likes his eggs and never had quiche before.  My husband was surprised that he actually enjoyed the quiche I made.  I thought both kinds of quiche were delicious.

The first night, I made dinner "breakfast-y" by serving the quiche with a little fruit salad.  The second night, I served it with beets and I also had the rest of my Greek salad from lunch.  Either way is delicious--it just depends what mood your tastebuds are in!

Tips
  1. If you don't have a pie pan, you can use a circle cake pan.
  2. Crack your eggs into the measuring cup with your milk.  This will make it easier to pour into your pie pan.
  3. This recipe is so inexpensive!  Go ahead and buy a bag of shredded cheese to make it easy, too!
  4. I intentionally made the quiche just as the recipe stated.  The ham we had was salty, so I didn't add any kind of seasonings though Sweet Girl did suggest some parsley flakes.  I did put Old Bay seasoning on my quiche, but I love Old Bay on eggs!
  5. My husband thought the quiche seemed a little thin and suggested I might add another egg next time.  It might have something to do with me using a cake pan instead of a pie pan.
  6. The possibilities with this recipe are endless!  Add some veggies to the mix.  Switch up the cheese.  Try cooked, crumbled sausage for your meat.





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