Anyone who has taken the team bus knows that for many years our RAGBRAI week started with a great breakfast spread by our gratious hosts Dennis and Sherie Schnotala. Well, Sherie's quiche are now famous, and so it's only fitting that we feature her quiche recipe's on our website!!
Even though Dennis and Sherie no longer host the kickoff breakfast, Kathy and Christy have picked up the tradition and continue to make some great quiche!
The Quiche is so easy to make that I am (almost) too embarrassed to pass on the recipe. Once I give out the recipe, all the mystery will be gone. But, you have asked and after much thought, I decided to share. Here goes..................
Broccoli Quiche Preheat oven to 400
13oz can evaporated milk
2 eggs; well beaten
4 - 6 oz Swiss or Gruyere cheese; shredded (I like to use 6oz for the texture and flavor)
2 - 4 Tbsp chopped onion
salt and pepper to taste
10oz package frozen chopped broccoli; thawed and moisture squeezed out
1 Pillsbury refrigerator pie crust
Mix the above ingredients and pour into a deep dish, unbaked pie shell. Bake at 400degrees for 10minutes then, without opening oven, lower the heat to 350degrees for approximately 35minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10minutes on wire rack, then cut and serve.
NOTE: Skimmed evaporated milk, egg whites or Egg Beaters and 2% cheese can be used in the Quiche to keep fat and calories down. The Quiche will be quite flavorful but will not be as firm. To get around this, make the Quiche ahead of time and either refrigerate or freeze until needed, then just reheat. The Quiche will be firmer and the flavor is actually enhanced. It simplifies everything and makes you look like a wizard in the kitchen.
Quiche Lorraine Preheat oven to 400
substitute 6oz finely chopped ham or cooked bacon in place of chopped broccoli and add 2 tsp of parsley flakes. Everything else is the same as in the Basic Broccoli Quiche recipe.
Spinach Quiche Preheat oven to 400
substitute 10oz package frozen chopped spinach; thawed and moisture squeezed out, in place of the broccoli and add a dash of nutmeg. Everything else is the same as in the Basic Broccoli Quiche recipe.
You can see the pattern here. It is easy to change up the recipe. Don't limit your imagination and have fun with various combinations. That's what I've done for the "Send-Off" breakfast, just had fun and mixed things up.