A few months ago I was in the mood for a quick easy meal. Having nothing on hand except for my trusty pantry, I thought of making a quiche… but the idea of making a crust was too much effort.
Thankfully I discovered a method of quiche-making that doesn’t involve creating a separate crust. You simply mix the flour in with the eggs and veggies, layer items in a pie plate, and leave it in the oven till toasty done, around 40 minutes. Just long enough to do dishes and take a shower. Now that’s multitasking.
It makes four portions. You will want to leave some to cool for a snack later on… the delicious creamy insides contrast the popover-like crispy outsides perfectly.
Add whatever veggies you like or have on hand: carrot, green beans, mushrooms, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, etc. Precooking makes them very soft in the final quiche, using uncooked makes them crunchy, do what you enjoy!
Add whatever cheese you want, provided it is a melting cheese.
Add whatever meat you desire. Bacon is the obvious choice. I bet it would be great with pepperoni!
A simple, easy, versatile pantry recipe… that’s my style of cooking! I’m sure you’re dying to go make it, so go on my friends, enjoy a quiche!
Misc Vegetable Quick Quiche
Adapted from Allrecipes
1/2 lb of meat. I really enjoyed kolbasa sausage, in a half inch dice. Ground beef works surprisingly well, as does the obvious bacon.
1-2 cups of vegetables, as described above. I always use a small/medium onion in addition to other veggies.
1/8 cup butter for cooking vegetables and meat
1/8 cup butter, melted for egg mix
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375F.
1. Precook any vegetables in the butter. Precook the meat as well. Set aside to cool.
2. In a small mixing bowl, mix flour and milk. To prevent lumps, to all the flour mix in half of the milk and mash it vigorously to break up any lump. Add in a small bit more milk, mix vigorously, and continue doing so until all the milk is incorporated smoothly.
3. Break up and mix eggs and seasoning. Add flour/milk mix and melted butter, mix to combine. Add in cooked vegetables.
4. Butter a pie plate. Layer the bottom with the meat, followed by the cheese, then pour the egg/veggie mix gently overtop.
5. Bake for 35-45 minutes. You want a deep crunchy crust. Do not open the oven while it is cooking or it will deflate!