Friday, January 8, 2010

Foodie Friday: Breakfast to Go


2 piecrusts expiring on 1/6/09
+ 5 eggs expiring on 1/6/09
Breakfast for a Week!

I bought two pie crusts before the holidays with fantastic intentions of June Cleaver-ing up some fresh, homemade pies to take to my parent's house. As it should come as no surprise, thaaaaat didn't quite happen. What can I say? Shopping, wrapping, and wine just kind of got in the way.

I am trying to get better about only buying groceries for things I am fairly certain I will get around to cooking so I don't waste perfectly good food. So given that the expiration dates for these things was upon me, I picked up some ham and swiss cheese and just whipped up breakfast for the roomie and I for the week. June who??

As with many recipes these days, I looked up a few and then kind of merged my favorites together.

Muffin Size Quiche Lorraine
  • 2 pie crusts
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 C heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 C swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 C diced ham
  • 1/4 C onion, minced
  • salt, pepper, cayenne to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Whisk eggs, cream, salt, pepper, and cayenne together in medium bowl.
  3. Unroll pie crust one at a time on a floured surface.
  4. Find a cup or cookie cutter that will cut a circle slightly larger than the size of one of the muffin holes.
  5. Cut out circles and form excess dough into a ball and reroll to cut out more circles. Continue until you use all of pie crust.
  6. Form each circle gently into bottom of greased muffin tins.
  7. Smush circles into muffin tin bottom and sides with a tart tamper or shot glass. Pierce bottom of each circle with a fork.
  8. Bake on 350 for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Take out and fill each crust evenly with cheese, ham, and onion.
  10. Pour egg mixture evenly on top of each quiche crust.
  11. Bake for 20-30 minutes until a knife or toothpick is poked into a quiche and comes out clean.
Apologies that measurements/cooking times aren't exact. One of these days I'll learn to cook, measure, and write all at the same time. {Cue visions of me as a small child attempting to pat my head and rub my stomach at the same time} Until then, these individual quiches make for a great grab-and-go breakfast!

3 comments:

Dotty said...

Love #7. "Smush with tart tamper .... or shot glass." Dry mustard would also add flavor to this ;)

Walker said...

1 Cup of heavy cream? Are you trying to justify your spin classes? You should add some bacon grease and top with hollandaise.

Harper said...

Don't knock the heavy cream! Life needs heavy cream!