Thursday, July 21, 2016

Broccoli and Caramelized Onion Quiche

Quiche...

I was once at a Jane Austen book club with my friend, Jeff. Our hostess made a wonderful quiche and Jeff asked for the recipe. Later in the day, our hostess' husband asked Jeff a tool question, at which point Jeff looked at him in astonishment and said, “I’m at a Jane Austen book club, asking for quiche recipes and drinking fizzy pink things...you're lucky I’ve even heard of a tool!”

Turns out, of course, that this is the view lots of people have of quiche. Well, not me. To me, quiche is that simple, quick dish that can be subtly flavored or used to get rid of those left over remains of veggies. Like a stew in a pie crust.

I love to make quiche. I love to make little personal ones to take on picnics. I love that if friends drop by, you can whip one up pretty quickly and I love that pretty much anything tastes good in one. They are even great for those gluten free friends, after all, just leave out the crust!

Well when this Chicken Salt challenge came up, I knew I’d make a quiche at some point, so here, for your consumption, is my quiche.

Broccoli and Caramelized Onion Quiche
by T.S. Lamb

1 pie crust (optional)
4 eggs
1 cup milk (use whatever milk you have...1%, 2%, skim, it doesn’t really matter)
2 teaspoons Low Sodium Chicken Salt
1/2 teaspoon Tumeric Chicken Salt
1 crown of broccoli, chopped small
1 cup of caramelized onion
1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Place pie crust in a 9-inch pie pan and set aside. If not using a crust, lightly grease the pie pan and set aside.

Whisk the eggs and milk in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the salts and stir. Add the broccoli and onions and mix. Pour mixture into the pie pan. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake at 375°F for 40-50 minutes, until quiche is no longer jiggly. Let cool 10 minutes and serve with a salad and possibly a splash of barbeque sauce to dip the quiche in.

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