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Bacon-Three Cheese Quiche

  • Category: Main Dish, Pork
  • Submitted By: Isaac Owsley
  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Serves: 6 – 8
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 45 – 60 minutes

I’m settling this silly argument once and for all. What argument? You may ask? Do real men in fact, eat quiche? I’m here to say that definitively not only do they eat quiche, but they love quiche and sometimes they even know how to prepare quiche from scratch. All kidding aside, quiche is a wonderful dish, that while being a dish of kings, is easy enough on the pocketbook for a commoner to make. The other wonderful thing about this recipe is that it can be easily converted over to suit vegetarian (not vegan) diets by simply omitting the bacon from the recipe. Try this recipe at your next brunch or lunch, hot or cold with mimosas or orange juice and watch them disappear.

Amount Measure Ingredients
8 large eggs
1/2 cup flour whisked into ¾ cup heavy cream
1/2 cup bacon cooked and crumbled (omit for vegetarian)
1/4 cup yellow onion chopped
1/2 cup Swiss chard, chopped and blanched (about 1 bunch prepared)
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
2   frozen deep dish 9” pastry pie shells

To prepare:

Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and lightly beat with a wire whisk and set aside. Combine the bacon crumbles with the yellow onion and Swiss chard in a sauté pan with 1tsp. butter. Sautee until the onion is opaque then set aside to cool. Next, whisk in the flour/cream mixture with the eggs and add the cheeses and bacon mixture. Pour egg mixture into the pie shells and place them in a preheated 300 degree oven for 30-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the quiche comes out clean. Serve immediately or cool overnight in the refrigerator for the classic quiche presentation and enjoy!