Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spinach & Bacon Quiche

I love eating Quiche, be it Quiche Lorraine or any other type of Quiche. It's such a wonderful dish. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not only that, you can choose to eat it hot and fresh from the oven or you can eat it cold, like during a picnic. I have been told that it's relatively easy to make but I have not attempted to make it until today. I found out that YES, it's really easy to make and yummy to eat.
Today, I tried making a Spinach & Bacon Quiche. First, I have to prepare the bottom crust. I bought a pack of ready made pie crust. Just take it out from the refrigerator and let it thaw to room temperature. Unroll the crust on a pie pan and press it firmly against the sides and bottom of the pan. Pinch the crust to create a scalloped edge (please excuse my crust, I know it looks terrible :P).

Using a fork, prick the bottom and sides of the crust.

Bake it in the oven at 450F for about 11-13 mins or until it turns golden brown. Remember to let it cool before filling.

Now, we need to prepare the filling. It's really simple to make. First, crack 4 large eggs in a big bowl.

Beat the eggs and add in 1 cup of shredded cheese.

Add in 1 cup of milk and mix it all together. Set the egg mixture aside.

Sprinkle bacon that has been precooked and crumbled onto the bottom crust.

Add a layer of thawed frozen spinach on top of the bacon.

Pour in the egg mixture. Spread the cheese so that it covers the top evenly. Put it in the oven and bake at 400F for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Once it is done, take it out of the oven and allow it to cool before serving.

I'm actually pretty amazed that it's so easy to make. I always thought that it would take a whole lot of effort and time to make a quiche. Now I know :D The next time I have some left over eggs and bacon in the fridge, I would know what to make!!


Simply June said...

Quiche......YUM!!! U just inspired me to make some too! I also thought it was hard to make.... I had some Brocolli Quiche from trader joe's the other day... pretty yummy too.. =)

Charlene n Kevin said...

Brocolli Quiche is yummy too!! What kinda Quiche will you be making? :D