Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Quiche Fail - but not really

I made the spinach, mushroom, and bacon quiche tonight.  little j did not care for it at all and I'm not sure why.  I mean, the eggy part is really just scrambled eggs with some milk.  She liked the spinach, mushrooms, and bacon.  But ended up eating her salad and a bowl of cereal.

Like many of my dishes, I found a few different recipes and then made one that was more to my liking, plus made use of what I had on hand.  One thing I did which worked well was cook the bacon in the microwave.  I've never done it before, but I just read a post on The Kitchn that made it sound appealing.  And I have to say that it was so much easier to cook three pieces of bacon in the microwave than clean up a pan.  Plus the house doesn't smell like bacon, and that's always a plus.

One other minor thing, I did buy the crust and I got it from Trader Joe's.  This is the last time I buy crust from there.  I unrolled it and it came out in pieces (like more than 20 pieces) and I had to smush it together.  And it really didn't even taste that good.  Honestly, somethings really are worth doing from scratch.

So here's the recipe:

That Girl's Spinach, Mushroom and Bacon Quiche

8 slices

1 crust (to fit a 9-inch pie plate or tart pan)
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach, packed
3-4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 cups grated swiss cheese
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk (may use 1/2 & 1/2 or heavy cream, whatever you prefer)
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375°.
Prepare the crust in your pie plate or tart pan.
Combine eggs, milk or cream, and salt and pepper in a large bowl.  Whisk until combined.
Heat a saute pan over medium high heat with a touch of olive oil.  Sauté the mushrooms until they have released all their liquid and beginning to brown.
Layer the spinach, mushrooms, and bacon on top of the crust.
Sprinkle the cheese over the vegetables and bacon.
Pour the egg mixture on top, tilting the pie plate to distribute the filling evenly.
Place the quiche in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes until the quiche is set at top is golden brown.
Cut into 8 wedges and serve hot or warm.

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