Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bacon Quiche

Sliced and served with a salad
Quiches are easy, fast and economical to make.  There's endless possibilities for being creative once learning the basics.  Quiches are basically eggs, cheese and milk combined with a cup or two of added cooked veggies or meat.  

Some are crustless, while others call for a pastry shell. Baked at 375 - 400 for 35-45 minutes until set.  (170 degrees in middle, if testing with a thermometer)

As a rule of thumb use: 1/2 cup of dairy (milk or cream), 1/4 cup of grated cheese and 1/4 teaspoon of salt for each egg.  To make a crustless quiche, grease or spray a pie plate, and combine a 1/2 to one cup of Bisquick into dairy mixture which helps it set up firm for slicing.



Bacon Quiche
Golden Brown Ready to Serve
1  pound of chopped, cooked bacon
1 cup of shredded cheese of choice
1/2 cup of cooked chopped onion
2 cups milk
1 cup Bisquick
4 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
(Optional): sprinkle top with parsley or dry herbs, such as Italian blends, paprika, chives.

Heat oven to 400.
Combine all ingredients in bowl, mix well.
Pour into greased 9-inch pie plate
Bake 35 - 40 minutes until puffed up and golden brown. Let set a few minutes to cool and set. Serves 6-8

To save on the cost of bacon, buy bulk bacon ends and pieces. Ends and pieces are handy for soups, chowders, quiches, and garnishes.

* Good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Extra servings can be frozen and ready anytime by reheating.

Estimated cost: $5.00 or less; .83 cents a serving or less.