Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Crustless Quiche ala Kristin

This cracked my up. Our electrician friend was back on the job site for the studio construction yesterday and wanted my crustless quiche recipe that I had made the crew a few weeks ago. He wanted to make it for his wife, and he says he never cooks anything. I told him I could give him a rough idea of what I had previously done, because I really don't measure or follow recipes. But today I made another one and kept better track of what and how much of stuff goes into it.  So here goes.

Kristin's crustless quiche

  • 1 cup chopped ham* 
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used Tillamook Sharp Cheddar)
  • 2-3 cups chopped veggies*
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup cottage cheese*
  • salt, black pepper, paprika*
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 eggs
  • parmesan cheese

  1. mix everything together, expect the eggs and parmesan, in a big bowl
  2. beat the eggs in a separate bowl
  3. add eggs to the big bowl of mess
  4. grease, butter, or spray a large pie pan or two smaller ones
  5. fill pie pan(s)
  6. sprinkle parmesan on top
  7. bake for 45-60 minutes at 475 degrees *
  8. cool a bit and enjoy!

*NOTES: You could use a bacon, sausage or a vegetarian version, or just add more cheese and/or veggies. I threw in left over stir fry veggies and some organic chopped frozen spinach-didn't even thaw it). I love Nancy's brand because it's got a lot of bite! I don't measure spices very often, but I tasted the mixture before I added the eggs and it was flavorful.  I seldom preheat my oven expect when baking bread, so the time can vary. Give the middle of the quiche a little push, it should be firm and it the quiche should be golden brown around the edges a bit.

Anyway, this is what I call a crustless quiche. But maybe it's more of a frittata or savory bread pudding minus the bread? I don't know. Whatever you call it, it's tasty, easy and a great way to get rid of left overs. What's not to love…

Hope you give a try and let me know what you throw into yours. Enjoy!


she saw things said...

looks great! now to try to make it non-dairy...

Trainer, Crafter, Kristin said...

You could use dairy-free alternatives like hemp milk and soy cheese. Or add some dried mustard and nutritional yeast. I love my cheese tho!

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