One of the things I like about quiche is that it is a great way to use up bits of vegetables or meats that may be hanging around in the fridge. I had a little broccoli and mushrooms on hand so I quickly blanched then chopped the broccoli, and sauteed the sliced mushrooms in a little butter.
I used a traditional recipe for quiche; eggs, cream or half & half, cheese and the cooked veggies.
To assure a thoroughly baked bottom crust I usually partially bake the pastry crust, then add the filling and finish baking.
I also want to share another tip I learned years ago that you may find useful. Maybe you already know about this technique, but at the time I did not.
It believe it was almost 30 years ago... I had purchased a quiche pan from Williams-Sonoma, and included was a W-S recipe for broccoli quiche. The directions instructed to brush the inside of the pastry with Dijon mustard before adding the filling.
I tried it, and found that I loved the subtle flavor this added so I've been using this method with many quiches ever since. It works particularly well with most any kind of ham or bacon quiche.
I usually reserve a little of the quiche ingredient(s) for garnishing the baked quiche; it serves a dual purpose!
It lets everyone know what kind of quiche it is, and ...
in the event your quiche doesn't slice perfectly you can use the garnish as camouflage. :)
Quiches are perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner or snacks. Served warm from the oven or at room temperature ~ and fun for a picnic, too.
With fruit or greens salad it makes one of my favorite meals.
Refrigerate leftovers, and they can be microwaved, or heated in a 350*(F) oven until heated through. I like the radiant or convection oven best for reheating, the crust tastes better to me than when it is microwaved... but I wouldn't turn down a slice warm from the microwave.
Use your favorite recipe for the quiche, but if you don't have one there are plenty available by doing an internet search.
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