Thursday, June 5, 2008

ML's Eggs-ellent Quiche

I met Mary Lynn a few years ago when I started going to Jason's apt for TV/Game night. We'd watch Grey's Anatomy, play Sorry! and cook something fabulous and have a million laughs too. Since then, ML has become one of my favorite people, always being so supportive of everything I do, from cooking to performing in shows. I asked her if she had any recipes she'd like to share, and of course, being the true friend that she is, she came through for me.
Thanx Mary Lynn!!

Hi Joey,
I did not see a quiche
recipe on your site -
this one is a big hit with
Jimmy, Jason, Amber and Courtney.
So, if you want to spread the love,
go for it, thanks!

Pillsbury Pie Crust
1 box frozen spinach
cheese (shredded, or cubed if you buy a block) Get any kind you like, or use 2 kinds if possible.
any other veggie you might want
2 1/2 c Milk
4 eggs
salt & pepper

Put the pie crust in a pie pan and bake for 8 minutes or so on 425 and then take it out of the oven and reduce the temp to 325. I like to put foil in the bottom and up the sides while it bakes because the sides tend to slide down otherwise. It is no big deal if this happens.
In the meantime, take the defrosted spinach and SQUEEZE all the water out and set it aside. You may not need the entire box, you can decide later.
Cook the bacon, then chop the onions and cook them in some of the bacon juices. I pour most of the bacon grease out because only the pan needs to be coated to cook the onions and who needs all that extra fat?!
When the pie crust is out of the oven, spread the spinach around the dish evenly. Then sprinkle the bacon (chopped) around the dish, and then the fried onions.
Next, evenly distribute the cheese around the dish (as well as any veggie you may be adding). Beat the eggs together and add the milk and as much salt and pepper as you like. Pour it over everything in the dish.
Bake it in the oven for about 45 minutes. I watch to see when it gets slightly brown on the top and the middle sets.

Tips from Joey:
-To squeeze out as much water as possible, place defrosted spinach in the center of a clean towel. Gather corners together to form a small bundle. Holding the gathered ends, tightly and firmly twist bundle until no more water can be drained.
-Whenever I make a quiche, I like to top it with some additional shredded cheese about 15 minutes before I take it out of the oven. Make sure to cover any veggies that aren't completely submerged in egg. This will keep them from becoming burnt and it also looks great when the cheese becomes golden and bubbly.

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