Sunday, January 2, 2011

Quiche Anyone????

Maybe this will be the year I TRY to eat a little bit healthier and wiser. Hey, it may last an entire month, we'll have to wait and see.

I ran across this recipe from Cathy (Wives with Knives) which she posted a year ago. It evidently peaked my interest since I copied and pasted it into my file. It goes without saying mine does not look as good as Cathy's, but I would bet it tasted just as good!!

Canadian Bacon, Asparagus and Green Chile Quiche
Adapted from Wives with Knives

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 small onion, diced

4 large mushrooms chopped

1 cup diced Canadian bacon

1 small can diced green chiles

7 or more spears of asparagus chopped however you like

3/4 cup grated cheese (I used Colby and Monterey Jack )

5 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup whipping cream (I didn't have 1/2 &1/2)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 9-inch pie shell, either homemade or purchased (Guess which one I used)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet and saute the onion and mushrooms until tender.

Combine the Canadian bacon, green chiles asparagus and grated cheese.

Add sauteed onion and mushrooms.

Mix the beaten eggs and whipping cream. Add salt and pepper and the bacon mixture. Combine well and pour into the pie shell. Bake 30-40 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center of the quiche comes out clean. Let cool for about 10 minutes before slicing.

Cathy had made the comment you could add whatever you like, so I took it at face value! I added more liquid due to the addition of the asparagus. It was so moist, the asparagus was perfectly tender not mushy.

Look at all the chunks of ham and asparagus ...

There was more filling than I needed, so I filled two ramekins for the fridge. Plan on having one of them for lunch tomorrow...

So happy it turned out so well, this will definitely be a favorite now. It will be fun to experiment with different veggies and ingredients now that I have this spectacular base as a starter.



Dishesdone said...

looks great, Barb! I usually make the same old quiche, broccoli mushrooms and cheese, this looks chock full of goodness! Have to try!

A whole month of healthy? No cookies?
good luck!

Suzy said...

That looks and sounds delicious Barb! I'm trying the eating better routine myself. I tried getting a head start and dieted in December. Even with my occasional splurges I lost about 8 pounds so I am hoping to do even better without all those caloric distractions! Love the header!

Barbara said...

Gosh, this looks delish, Barb! I love quiche. And it freezes well too. I like the idea of adding chilis.

Happy New Year to you! Looking forward to another year with you!

Marigene said...

Barb, that looks delicious...who would have thought to put chiles with asparagus...I am going to make this tomorrow for dinner.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Cathy does make wonderful quiches! This one looks so delicious and hearty with the bacon, cheese and cream! I know we would love this but we're both trying to cut down on cholesterol for a little while. I have to see if I have this one in my file otherwise I'm grabbing a copy.

Kathleen said...

I love Cathy's recipes, very straight forward.
I love quiche, not with asparagus though! With quiche you can add or leave out without harm.
It looks delicious, Barb!

Cathy said...

Hi Barb - I'm so happy you enjoyed this quiche. It's one of my favorite combinations, especially with the chilis for a little kick. Thanks so very much for the link back to my blog.

Julie said...

I love quiche! I just wish it didn't have cream in it. I need to figure out a lower fat version. This one looks so delicious, love the canadian bacon.

Mary said...

It sounds wonderful Foley. I can almost taste those flavors as I type. I hope you are having a great day and that the new year brings all measure of good things your way. Blessings...Mary

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oooh...yummy! I LOVE quiche and this one looks soooo good! I just bought the ingredients for quiche yesterday! A belated Happy New Year to you! I have been up to my elbows in grandchildren! Hope you are warm and cozy today!...hugs...Debbie

Debbie said...

Barb, I love the sound of chiles with asparagus. This looks and sounds wonderful!

Rettabug said...

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't care for asparagus? LOL Everything else about this dish sounds wonderful. I just ♥ all of Cathy's recipes!
Hoping all is well at your house,

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Just swinging by to peek in on you! :-) I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh that looks great. I bet those green chiles really make it sing. I'll have to try this!

New to your site. Love it here already. Can't wait to poke around some more.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Linda Nelson (Lemon Drop) said...

Looks amazing. Great for breaky, lunch or dinner. Love all the filling ingredients and perfect golden crust.