Renny's Recipes: Mini Quiche
We are going to talk about two problems today:
1. You want a fast, easy go-to meal with a little flair
2. Your family size is small and some dishes (like pizza, quiche or pie) don't always work out because you end up with a lot leftover.
Now, I don't know if I've told you this, but I have lived in France. First I lived there while I was a law student, and then I lived there for 18 months as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I know. I KNOW! Food capital of the world!
A common staple at meal time is quiche because it is fast, easy, and delicious.
However, since coming home I have met a lot of people that have told me they don't like quiche.
Maybe you are one of those people. If you like eggs and you don't like quiche I have to tell you that you are doing it wrong. Or, whomever made it for you did it wrong.
Quiche is so versatile! You can put whatever you want in it and it will taste good! There is no reason for you to dislike quiche, quiche should be your go to meal as well! So I am here with a quiche recipe for you. It is going to solve problem number one because nothing says flair like a versatile French dish! Saying something is French automatically makes it fancy. So, you're welcome.
It solves problem number 2 because these are mini quiche! So you can adjust the recipe for the required number of people in your family and not worry about what to do with the ridiculous amount of leftovers. If you have a large family don't worry, you can make this in a regular pie tin and it'll still be wonderful! You'll just have to increase the quantities to fill the pie dish.
Now sometimes when I make mini dishes in a muffin tin I leave out the crust. You can do that here if you want (I'm looking at you all you low carb-ers). Normally I do it because I couldn't think of anything that would make the crust the exact size I like (unless you're doing a graham cracker crust and control the amount of graham crackers you put in. Dough is harder.)
Well, in making this recipe I figured out a solution to my problem! I rolled out the dough and used a cookie scoop to make perfect round little circles. I use a medium OXO with nice soft grips!
It really worked perfectly! Now, the crust recipe I use is my mom's trusty pie crust recipe. It really is the best crust around and it comes out perfectly flaky. It also meets the fast and easy requirement, so it goes along perfectly with solving problem #1.
Now this recipe I am going to give you is a standard filling for my quiche. However, like I said, quiche is very versatile! Do you like mushrooms? PH does, I don't. If you do, go ahead and chop some up and throw them in. Maybe you're a fan of bacon? (Is anyone NOT a fan of bacon?) Throw some bacon in! If you don't like any of the ingredients I use, swap them out for something else. There are endless possibilities with quiche, so, don't limit yourself to my recipe (although, you should at least start with it).
So, now that I have solved two large problems in your life, go make dinner!
3/3/2017 12:07:53 am
Love the idea of making it mini and using a cookie scoop! #fandayfriday
3/3/2017 08:27:39 am
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you try them and love them!
3/3/2017 07:13:50 am
I love having smaller sized portions like this. And using the cookie scooper was a great idea. I know my grandma always used the open end of a glass that was the correct size!!
3/3/2017 08:26:57 am
I thought about a glass, but mine were all too large!
3/3/2017 08:14:21 am
I LOVE quiche- and I love the idea of bite sized ones. Problem is I would probably eat about twelve.
3/3/2017 08:25:57 am
Haha I definitely could too! That's why I make sure my husband is there to eat half :-)
3/5/2017 01:37:27 pm
We make something very similar. In fact, I recently did a post on them. I love the fact that I can make extras to take for work lunches the next couple of days. It was great to see someone's take on a similar concept. It feels a little like brainstorming, when you see the differences from cook to cook! Thanks, for sharing!
3/5/2017 03:16:21 pm
Thanks for reading! I love the handiness of minis for that same reason!
3/13/2017 04:36:04 am
Hmmm... sometimes I wonder..... what are leftovers? :) Just kidding, but my big family eats things so quickly! These quiches look great... and even for my big family, they would be wonderful to make ahead and freeze. Yum. Thank you for sharing your great idea. :)
3/16/2017 11:47:21 am
You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them!
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