Tuesday, December 21, 2010
RECIPE OF THE DAY: FESTIVE HOLIDAY QUICHE
FROM MEMBER POLLY GUERIN
FESTIVE HOLIDAY QUICHE
Here is an easy-to-make quiche sure to please your holiday guests.
Pre-plan: Purchase ready made pie shells (you'll need only one for this recipe or you can double the recipe and make two quiches, reserving one in the refrigerator for another day)
Ingredients for one Quiche:
l pkg. (9 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed
1 onion chopped, 1 cup
4 oz. sliced bacon
2 cups of sharp shredded cheddar cheese (prepackaged) You can also use Swiss cheese instead. (Save some of the cheese to later top the quiche.)
1 pint of heavy cream
Starter: Preheat oven to 375F
Proceed: Cook bacon in skillet until crisp and drain on paper towels (save some to later top the quiche.
--Reserve 1 tbs. fat in skillet (discard remainder)
--Add chopped onion to skillet, cook until tender, crisp if you wish.
Blender: Put the 3 eggs, heavy cream and cheese into a blender as well as the thawed spinach and combine on blend speed. Remove from blender and then add the onion and bacon crumbles to the mix.
Pour: Pour this mixture into the pie shell
Finishing Touch: Top with additional bacon crumbles and cheese
Bake: Transfer the quiche to the oven and bake on a baking sheet until set and golden, about 30 minutes. Let it stand at least 15 minutes before serving. Serves 6.
Delicious with a salad and a glass of Chardonnay.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!