Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Egg Update

So I asked for egg suggestions like a week and a half ago and then I never told anyone what happened. And what happened was that I made quiche. Which makes Taryn's the winning suggestion, I guess. ;) But I still have eggs left, so omelets or dashimaki may still be in the works. I haven't decided.

But anyway, I kind of looked up quiche in my Fanny Farmer (my favorite basic cookbook) and then winged it from there, but here's what I basically did:

Even though I've actually made pie shells before that didn't entirely suck, this time I just bought some frozen ones.

Most of the Fannie Farmer quiches seem to consist of filling on the bottom, cheese in the middle, and egg-and-cream mix on top (which actually seeps down through all the other layers). So I put in some leftover mushrooms and broccoli and covered them with a ton of cheddar and smoked gouda. Then I mixed together about 2 cups of half-and-half with four eggs (all the Fannie Farmer quiches called for 4 eggs) and some salt, pepper, and chipotle powder and poured it over the top.

Then I cooked it all for 15 minutes at 425 degrees and then turned down the oven to 350 and baked for 30 minutes more.

It turned out pretty well, but I could have totally put more spices in the egg-and-cream stuff. If I try the dashimaki I'll tell everyone how that goes.


  1. Thanks for that recipe. I'll have to try that soon. Akiko was just saying she thought homemade quiche sounded good!

  2. I always thought quiche was this fancy complicated thing until my friend taught me to make it :) I have had success baking fresh jalapenos in them by the way. They add the right amount of heat and crunch. I have long wanted to make a quiche with a potato crust...maybe soon!

  3. Potato crust sounds good, kind of like quiche crossed with shepherd's pie. I always thought quiche would be fancy and complicated, too. I bet jalapeno quiche would be really good, but I had all these leftovers this time . . .

  4. Supposedly quiche was born out of the need to use up leftovers. At least that is what I have been told. It really does lend itself well to using up a little of this and a little of that. I realized after I posted my last comment that I totally already talked about jalapeno quiche, didn't mean to belabor that! Oops. That's what happens when I leave town and go without the internets for a week :(