Friday, September 4, 2009

Quiche Factory

Last Thursday I made 6 quiches in one night - 4 for work and 2 for home. My new stove worked beautifully! Although, it is no longer my shiny new stove, LOL.

After watching Julie & Julia, I took the restaurant/school approach and prepared all my ingredients so that the last step was just assembling the pies. Here you see rotisserie chicken, breakfast sausage, sauteed red & green bell peppers, chopped ham, and very crisp bacon (cooked in microwave between sheets of paper towels).

Eventually I had to chop onions. I have such a hard time with onion that I knew if I was going to get the work done I would need some help. Since there was no one around to talk into doing it for me, I donned some snorkel gear and it was BIG help.

Muchroom chopping is much better than onions; however, when sweating these they shrunk down to about 1/3 of their original size. I always sweat the vegtables to keep them from making the quiches watery.

Sweating the mean onions :)

Processing the Swiss cheese. My husband calls the Cuisinart my $200 cheese grader.

These are the 4 I made for work. Upper left is ham & mushroom, upper right is chicken & brocolli, lower left is my favorite sausage and peppers, and lower right is the traditional Lorraine with bacon & onion.

The egg, cream, and seasoning mixture that you pour into each pie after the savory ingredients and the cheese.

Ready to pour the egg mixture. I used Swiss, cheddar, and motzerella cheeses.


All 6 in the oven at once! Sorry, the finished photos didn't download. I will try again later (if they are still on my camera)


CiNdEe said...

Wow that looks great!!!
I bet everyone enjoyed the quiches!!!!
Love the snorkle/mask(-:
I love my Cuisinart too! It does a great job of grating veggies(-: I use mine all the time. Well worth the money(-:

luvonne said...

Snorkel gear...what a good idea!!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

LOL love the snorkel gear.

Zoya, Patrick, Nora and Stuart said...

I want to make quiche. Deer meat quiche. Like the mask!

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