Friday, March 16, 2012

Cheese and Broccoli Quiche

Sorry for the long pause between posts. There was an anniversary, and a birthday, and a 1/2 marathon (I did not run it, I am allergic to self-betterment), and a sewing party, and house guests, there was also this t.v. show I like, not to mention how much stuff there is on the internet. Anyway, I'm back now.

From my childhood I remember a book called, "Real Men Don't Cook Quiche" and since I never actually read the book (it was a cookbook at a time before I cooked), I think I should let Jasper's review fill in my gaps of knowledge about the content:

"May I be to say this is one my faavorite books. it contains many joke and funny. please be to preparing me a new weapon, fashioned of ageless bronze. who maxed out my f-ing mastercard?"

Powerful words. 

 Despite the fact that I am a real man (not one of those fake men you see advertised all over the internet), I do cook quiche. It's egg pie. Why wouldn't I cook this stuff?

I use frozen pie crusts. Not because I can't make pie crusts. Not because you shouldn't make pie crusts, but because I am lazy. Are homemade better, well, it depends on the recipe. If you can make a pie crust, and you enjoy doing so, do it. Otherwise, use a frozen one you like.

The nice thing about quiches is that you can put whatever you want in them . . . as long as you want eggs. Aside from the eggs, though, you can get as creative as you like. You can make them vegetarian, or even vegan (as long as you don't tell vegan people what's in it, it's vegan). Bacon, sausage, spinach, blue cheese, asparagus, etc. are all fine ingredients for the quiche of your choice. All except asparagus. That vegetable should be eradicated from the planet.


1 frozen pie crust thawed ($1.89 for 2)
2 slices muenster cheese ($1.99 for 8 oz.)
1 1/4 cup half and half (Why is there no more cream? Why!)
1 cup thawed frozen broccoli florets ($1.09 for 12 oz.)
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese ($1.79 for 8 oz.)
6 eggs ($1.19 for 12)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Layer the muenster along the bottom of the thawed pie crust.

Next, layer in the broccoli florets.

Add the remaining ingredients to a bowel and mix. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the quiche comes out clean.

That's it. Let the quiche cool a bit and eat it. Eat the hell out of it.

1 comment:

  1. This quiche is also good with cauliflower mixed with the broccoli and shredded parmesan instead of muenster. I use freshly steamed and make my own crust but the store bought are good and easy.
    I also use 3eggs and 2cups of heavy cream and some crushed Tarragon....yummy!