Saturday, February 13, 2016

Fritattas and Quiche

I love the diversity of frittatas and quiche.  You can put anything you want in them and you can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Frittatas and quiche share the same basic ingredients, the difference between them is that a quiche has a crust on the bottom. 
A basic recipe for either is made of eggs, cream and desired veggies/cheese.
You can make these ahead of time by putting together and popping in the oven when ready or you can bake and re-heat later. 
A basic recipe:

- 1 nine-inch pie crust
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4-5 large eggs
- 1/2 to 1 cup of cream (half and half, heavy cream, milk depending on preference)
- 1-2 cups of desired veggies (mushroom, spinach, squash, asparagus, onions)
- 1/2 cup cheese
I made 4 quiche for a friend's housewarming recently

1. Asparagus and Tomato
2. Spinach and Mushroom
3. Veggie Medley
4. Ham and Cheese

I started by rolling out one pie crust per pan.

Then by sautéing the veggies lightly and dividing them into the pie crusts.

I mixed the eggs (4-5 eggs per quiche) with some cream and cheese and poured them over the veggie mixtures.  I baked them at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

Asparagus and Tomato
(using dried tomatoes is better than fresh as fresh tomatoes have too much liquid).

Spinach and Mushroom

Veggie Medley

Ham and Cheese