Real Men Bake Quiche

Quiche is the perfect vehicle for showcasing gorgeous spring produce.  After a whole season of heavy meals and fairly monochromatic plates, a vibrant quiche is a welcome change.  While usually reserved for brunch or afternoon tea, quiche can be eaten at any meal.   It’s a protein-packed, portable lunch option for vegetarians –  or anyone who’s tired of sandwiches – and an easy make-ahead dinner for busy families.  Season aggresively and serve with a green salad.
Quiche Filling
Servings: 8
Author: Joe the Baker
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces half and half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • seasonings as needed
  • cheese as needed
Instructions
  1. Heat the dairy with herbs and spices to steep flavor; use sweated onions, sprigs of herbs, or powdered flavorings.
  2. Separately, beat together the egg parts until smooth.
  3. Slowly pour the hot liquid over the eggs and blend until smooth.
  4. Strain into new container.
  5. Line the cooled tart shell with solid ingredients like cheese, meats, or vegetables. Ensure they are evenly distributed around the tart shell.
  6. Slowly pour in the filling until the solids float.
  7. Carefully place in the oven and bake at 320F until the custard sets.
  8. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving.

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