Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Veggie Quiche

Whenever you have a party of any kind, it really is imperative to have as many make-ahead dishes as possible. It is even better to have dishes that can be served warm or room temperature. There is nothing more difficult than trying to juggle the timing of getting multiple dishes to the table both hot and properly cooked. It makes serving food stressful, which it should not be. It should be a fun activity (otherwise, you're better off going out to eat!!). A quiche is great because it is good warm or room temperature. I may or may not have eaten a leftover peice cold from the fridge that afternoon... This takes pressure off of the host and makes a brunch party much more relaxed. All you need to remember is plenty of ice to keep your Bloody Marys flowing! Also, you all know that I am not a vegetarian, but sometimes we need to cater to the other half. If you have vegetarians coming over for brunch this is a great thing to serve because then you can cook up a plate of bacon or sausage and serve it on the side. No one will miss the meat and no one will go hungry. Look at how smart everyone will think you are!
Veggie Quiche
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
4 scallions
1 pie shell
1 cup half & half
4 eggs
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

1. I like to do all of my prep work the night before, so that morning is just pouring and baking. No thinking. Dice up the peppers and the scallions. 2. Place your pie shell into a quiche pan or pie plate.
3. Add the diced veggies. Admire how pretty and healthy it looks.
4. Then sprinkle over with cheese.
5. Whisk together the eggs and half and half. Add the salt and pepper.
6. Pour the egg mixture into the quiche pan.
7. Bake at 375 degrees for about 50 minutes, until the quiche is cooked through and nicely browned on top. The quiche will be all puffed up when you take it out of the oven and then it will settle down as it cools. This is just want you want.

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1 comment:

  1. Wait, that dish is this easy? I always thought there was some crazy trickery involved. Also, I actually think quiches are better when they're not hot. The egg gets nice and firm, and you get to taste all the veggies, which is important when you're a temporary vegetarian.

    Thanks for a smashing brunch, Em!