11 hours ago
Friday, January 14, 2011
This was something I was craving. Not sure if it was the iron I needed from the broccoli, or just the melted cheddar cheese that makes everything taste so yummy. Either way, it satisfied both cravings.
This recipe makes a tall quiche, so make sure if you are using a pre-made pie crust, it is a deep dish one.
Broccoli Bacon & Cheddar Quiche:
1 9" prepared pie shell
1 cup of fresh broccoli florets
3 slices of bacon
1/2 an onion, chopped
1 cup of whole milk
1-2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
salt & pepper
Steam the broccoli florets for about a minute or two (I do mine in the microwave), so they get a nice green color.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs and milk with a whisk and add the cheese.
Add the broccoli to this mixture and combine.
Cook the bacon slices until crisp. Drain and crumble the pieces. Scatter them on the bottom of a prepared 9" pie shell.
Cook the onion in the bacon fat and after translucent, using a slotted spoon, transfer to the bowl with the broccoli and custard mixture.
Season w/ salt and pepper.
Carefully pour the broccoli, cheese, onion and egg mixture slowly over the bacon bits in the pie shell. Make sure your pie shell is on a baking sheet, so if anything leaks, you won't have a mess.
Smooth everything out with a spoon to make it nice and even.
Bake at 350F for 40 minutes. Let rest before serving.