It’s easier than you think!

Ok blog recipes can be INTENSE so I’m going to get right to it.

LET’S QUICHE 🤘

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 3tbsp ice water
  • .5 tsp salt
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1-2 Tbsp butter
  • 1.25 cup Milk
  • .25 cup Sour cream
  • 1 yellow onion
  • Rough Handful leafy spinach
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • .5 cup chopped pepper jack cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Remember

Quiche is just egg pie, people. You can LiTeRaLly put whatever you want in there. The basics being eggs & milk (classically- 2 eggs to 1 cup milk makes custard) and crust. Cheese makes everything better, and vegetables still count when they’re in a pie. So- win win. A cup and a half of each sounds reasonable to me! Preheat oven to 375° before you start. I baked this recipe in a 12 inch tart pan, but it would work with a deep dish/ store bought crust that’s usually 9-10 inch pan.

Crust

Hot tip: Store bought crust- totally acceptable. I use them all the time. You can get the ones that roll up in sheets for your favorite pie dish, or in the freezer section ready to go.

Today, I made mine from scratch. It is classic pie crust recipe and works for both savory and sweet dishes. And, hear me out- it’s easy. (Because- food processor)

  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 3tbsp ice water
  • .5 tsp salt

Hot tip: The key to a flaky crust is cold incorporation of fats. Once I measure the butter and shortening out, they get chunked into a bowl and straight in the freezer until I’m ready to mix.

Add all ingredients except water to food processor. This is where you can get a little fancy. Today I added a pinch of dried rosemary. For holiday pies, try cinnamon! Be extra; why not. Pulse 3-4 times for a few seconds each. When the fats are about pea size crumbles, start adding the ice water Tbsp by Tbsp with light pulsing in between. Keep your trigger finger nice and light because you don’t want to over mix that bad boy. Take it out, squish it together into a ball or a disc, and wrap it in Saran or wax paper. Chill in fridge for at least 30min.

Filling

I like my quiches eggy, so I’m doubling the above mentioned “classic ratio” (now 4 eggs per one cup milk) for custard. YOU HEARD ME. No turning back now.

  • 6 (!) Eggs
  • 1-2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Sour cream
  • 1 yellow onion
  • Rough Handful leafy spinach
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • .5 cup chopped pepper jack cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chop onions thin, toss them in a pan on low-med heat with the butter. Rough chop spinach. Cook onions down for a few minutes, Add seasoning. Cook them longer for a more carmelized effect, or less for full body. Do as you please, it’s your world. Be free; live your best life. Follow your heart. Add chopped spinach and stir, then turn off your heat and let everything chill. Once the veggies are cooled- Mix in the feta and half the chopped cheese.

Looks a little weird, but tastes delicious

Take the crust dough out. Roll it if it’s fresh, and set up your pie plate. Spread the filling out evenly over the bottom. In a seperate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and sour cream together. Season it to taste.

Hot tip: I often add a tiiiiiiny pinch of nutmeg to the custard/sauce part of egg and cheese dishes.

Pour it evenly over the filling, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.You want a little bit of room in the pan for the egg to rise. If it looks like it’s going to be too full, ease back on your liquid egg mixture. You can repurpose the leftover into scrambled eggs or an omelette base! Pop in the oven for 45(ish) minutes.

The sprinkled cheese makes a gorgeous “crust” on top

BAM. You did it! Let it cool on a rack, or slice into it while it’s still hot do that “hoshfahfahhooshah” thing with your mouth to prevent 2nd degree burns. Again, it’s your world.

Quiche is a crowd pleaser, and it’s hard to go wrong. Once you get comfortable with the ratios you can make this dish any time with whatever you have around! Want to add turkey sausage, or bacon? Chop small and cook down nice and crispy. What else can you do? Skip the veggies! Switch spinach for broccoli! Switch feta with cheddar cheese! Switch sour cream with half and half! Don’t put in any cheese! Add MORE cheese! Add peppers! Add mushrooms! Make it without a crust! Go bananas!

Don’t put actual bananas in though; that would be gross.

See? Cheeeeesy

Listen Linda- Quiche is not an intimidating, pretentious dish reserved for fancy brunch or fancy hotel breakfast. Quiche is chill. Quiche is woke; like person on your timeline always posting thought provoking memes. Quiche is your friend. Quiche is a dish for all people at all times. Honestly, it’s a quintessential millennial dish: Takes relatively minimal effort, but looks impressive.

You got this. You can do it! “Do it for the gram” as the kids say.

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