Cary, NC – In our house, we always like to have a hearty breakfast on Christmas morning – something that can cook untended while we tear open the presents and substantial enough to forestall the candy onslaught for at least a couple of hours.
Nothing’s easier or more satisfying for Christmas morning than a breakfast quiche. Prep is quick, variations are endless and the result is predictably satisfying.
The recipe here is called Country Quiche, very much like Quiche Lorraine. Swap out the bacon for Neese’s Sausage and you could have a Tar Heel Quiche.
- 4 eggs
- 8 slices bacon
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cook the bacon in a pan until crispy. Drain and crumble.
- Cook the onions in a tablespoon of the bacon grease.
- In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, flour, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Add bacon, onion, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Mix well. Pour mixture into unbaked pie crust.
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until lightly brown on top and firm in the middle. Serve warm.
For a Mediterranean flair, add tomatoes, spinach or feta cheese to the mix. In Northern Europe, many recipes include apples in a quiche.
Saute the vegetables (or hard fruits) before adding them to the mixture.
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Photo by Johannes-Konrad.