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“Anything goes” Quiche

A couple of days ago, E and I were temporarily struck with insanity. For some bizarre reason, after complaining about the oppressive heat all day, we decided to fire up the oven and make our first homemade quiche.

It made us want to throw ourselves into a cold bath, but the result was pretty delicious so we forgave ourselves.

This was our first attempt so there are still tweaks to be made, but I think that the idea of quiche is a great one – you can chuck whatever you want in it, and it can easily give you leftovers for the next day or two.

We started by preheating the oven to 200 degrees, slicing up a couple of red onions, and cooking them until slightly brown with a little bit of olive oil.

In a large bowl, we whisked together a cup of milk, 6 small eggs, salt & pepper. We then added a few slices of ham, diced up.

Since this was a quick weekday dinner, we didn’t even consider making the crust from scratch. We bought shortcrust pastry, and made a vague quiche base using a springform cake pan. It’s all about improvisation! It doesn’t need to look perfect to taste good.

 We layered everything up – the onions, a few handfuls of spinach, 3 ounces mozzarella cheese, and the egg/milk/ham mixture.

After about 40 minutes in the oven, it came out looking quite pretty!

Served with a little spinach & baby tomato salad on the side, it was not bad at all for our first try. Next time, we might bake the pastry for just a few minutes before filling it up, so that the bottom would crisp up a little more.

The leftovers were even better. 

Even though it takes a while in the oven, the actual assembling part is so easy, I think this will be a go-to recipe for us in the future. Next time I would love to try it with blue cheese, spinach and fig… and this is making me hungry.

If you can bear to switch on your oven in this heatwave, I recommend giving quiches a go. It would be great for packed lunches too!

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  • Reply Brittany

    That looks delicious! My favorite quiche quote came from one of my gay friends who was being a bit strict about assigning food for our friends to bring to a potluck and he said "Take it from me, you need to work this out ahead of time cuz if this were a party of 15 gay men and you told everyone to just bring SOMETHING, you'd end up with 15 quiches!" LOL

    July 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply miho

    haha that is hilarious! they've got the right idea though, it's pretty much fail proof 😉 x

    July 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply bethan

    This looks great! I always find quiche challenging for some reason – I think it's all the components! I applaud you not only for turning your oven on and slaving over it in this heat, but also for producing something that looks so amazing – I'm super envious (and now quite hungry!) x

    July 20, 2013 at 8:30 am
  • Reply miho

    i've always thought it would be a tricky thing to make too, but it's all quite passive so there's not a lot of elbow grease needed! maybe give it a try when it's a little cooler 🙂 x

    July 20, 2013 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Gemma Turner

    Oh my god this looks AMAZING and incredibly delicious xxGemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

    July 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Bekka

    It looks delicious, way to go for making me hungry! 🙂 x

    July 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply miho

    thank you! it probably wasn't good enough to sell but it was good enough to eat 🙂 x

    July 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply miho

    i always make the mistake of reading foodie blogs when i'm starving! x

    July 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm
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