Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Quiche

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Quiche is a savory, open-faced pastry crust with a fillingof savory custard with cheese, meat, fish or vegetables. Although known as a classic French dish, the quiche originated in Germany. The word quiche means “cake” which came from the German word Kuchen. Today, quiche is considered as typically French. However, savoury custards in pastry were known in English cuisine at least as early as the 14th century. Recipes for custards baked in pastry containing meat, fish and fruit are referred to Crustardes of flessh and Crustade in the 14th-century The Forme of Cury and in 15th-century cookbooks as well.

There are many variants of quiche, including a wide variety of ingredients. Variants may be named descriptively, often in French, e.g. quiche au fromage (quiche with cheese) and quiche aux champignons (quiche with mushrooms) or conventionally: florentine (spinach); provençale (tomatoes); and so on.

The original ‘quiche Lorraine’ was an open pie with a filling consisting of an egg and cream custard with smoked bacon. It was only later that cheese was added to the quiche Lorraine.  Add onions and you have quiche Alsacienne.  The bottom crust was originally made from bread dough, but that has long since evolved into a short-crust or puff pastry crust.

Quiche became popular in England sometime after the Second World War, and in the U.S. during the 1950′s.  Because of its primarily vegetarian ingredients, it was considered a somehow ‘unmanly’ dish, -“real men don’t eat quiche.” Today, one can find many varieties of quiche, from the original quiche Lorraine, to ones with broccoli, mushrooms, ham and/or seafood (primarily shellfish). Quiche can be served as an entrée, for lunch, breakfast or an evening snack.

We love having this dish mostly for breakfast, hot right out of the oven.  However many people prefer eating this quiche cold, so the choice is yours.  I have made so many variations of this quiche and you will see many more of these dishes in the future on this blog.  Attaching few photos below for preview:)

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Sources
1.  Quiche http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiche.  Retrieved July 17, 2013.
2.  History of Quiche.  http://www.foodreference.com/html/artquiche.html. Retrieved July 17, 2013
 
Ingredients:
1 Cup of Sour Cream
1 Ready Made Pie Crust
1/4 Cup of Flour
1/4 Cup of Milk
3-4 Eggs
1 Cup of Vidalia Onions
1 Cup of Broccoli
1 Cup of Shredded Cheese
1/2 Pack of Bacon
1 Table Spoon of Scallions
1 Teaspoon of Dried Parsley
Salt and Pepper (or other spices) to Taste

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How to make Bacon, Broccoli and Onions Quiche:

1.  Fry your bacon slices and place them on paper to drain extra fat.

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2.  Boil 1 cup of broccoli for 4 minutes, set aside to cool.

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3.  Cup up 1/2 of your Vidalia onion.

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4.  Add some vegetable oil to your pan and fry you onions until golden brown.

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5.  Shred your cheese.  I love using Cabot Classic Vermont Cheddar Cheese (Sharp), I always get it at Costco.

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6.  Break 3-4 of our eggs into a bowl, then add your 1 cup of Sour Cream.  The recipe on the photos are made for two pies, that’s why you will see all the ingredients doubled on photos.  However this recipe and list of ingredient are for one pie.

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7.  Then add your 1/4 of the cup of Flour.

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8.  Add 1/4 cup of milk.

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9.  Add your spices including salt, pepper, garlic and dried or fresh greens.

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10.  Mix everything well using an electric mixer.

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11.  Put your broccoli and cut up bacon on the bottom of your pie.

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12.  Add your shredded cheese and fried onions.

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13.  Then pour your mixture inside the pie and mix slightly.

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14.  Then sprinkle your pie with more scallions and greens.

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15.  Preheat your oven to 425F and bake your pie for 15 minutes.  Then lower the temperature to 375F and bake for 40 minutes more.

16.  Sprinkle you dish with more cheese and garnish with parsley or any other herbs.

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I hope you will enjoy this recipe.  Let me know what you think.

Love,

Natalie

Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Quiche
 
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Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Quiche, with Vidalia Onions, Scallions and Herbs.
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Recipe type: Quiche, Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine: French, American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 Ready Made Pie Crust
  • ¼ Cup of Flour
  • ¼ Cup of Milk
  • 3-4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup of Vidalia Onions
  • 1 Cup of Broccoli
  • ½ Cup of Shredded Cheese
  • ½ Pack of Bacon
  • 1 Table Spoon of Scallions
  • 1 Teaspoon of Dried Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper (or other spices) to Taste
Instructions
  1. Fry your bacon slices and place them on paper to drain extra fat.
  2. Boil 1 cup of broccoli for 4 minutes, set aside to cool.
  3. Cup up ½ of your Vidalia onion.
  4. Add some vegetable oil to your pan and fry you onions until golden brown.
  5. Shred your cheese.
  6. Break 3-4 of our eggs into a bowl, then add your 1 cup of Sour Cream. The recipe on the photos are made for two pies, that’s why you will see all the ingredients doubled on photos. However this recipe and list of ingredient are for one pie.
  7. Then add your ¼ of the cup of Flour.
  8. Add ¼ cup of milk.
  9. Add your spices including salt, pepper, garlic and dried or fresh greens.
  10. Mix everything well using an electric mixer.
  11. Put your broccoli and cut up bacon on the bottom of your pie.
  12. Add your shredded cheese and fried onions.
  13. Then pour your mixture inside the pie and mix slightly.
  14. Then sprinkle your pie with more scallions and greens.
  15. Preheat your oven to 425F and bake your pie for 15 minutes. Then lower the temperature to 375F and bake for 40 minutes more.
  16. Sprinkle you dish with more cheese and garnish with parsley or any other herbs.

 

 

 

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