Quiche is just about one of the best foods out there. It's delicious, it's forgiving, it's easy, and it's customizable. Have a case of fresh hatch chilies? They are great in quiche. Wants something with bacon? Well yeah, that's perfect. All you have laying around the house is some eggs and one little can of ham? It will make a delicious quiche. My problem is this though, most people don't make it right. It's usually too dry. Everyone thinks of eggs when they think of quiche, but it's actually supposed to be a baked savory custard.
So here is my base recipe. Something along the lines of this. I did discover that too much cheese can ruin the dish. It won't bake right. Which is sad, cheese is amazing. But mix it up, try it with chilies, or blue cheese, or lots of green vegetables, or other fun cheese.
Updated in December of 2017 with a new picture and a note. The quiche recipe below is still my go to base. However it is a deeper dish quiche. The picture above is thinner so I cut the recipe in half. It is also full of all kinds of good things. Bacon, Parmesan cheese, sauteed leeks, green onions, and fresh chives. It was wonderful.
2 Tbsp. Butter (or bacon renderings)
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. heavy cream
6-8 eggs, depending on size
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
dash freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. yellow mustard
2 oz. cheese, finely grated
1 pie crust
Heat onion and butter together until starting to turn golden. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sour cream, heavy cream, and mustard. Add eggs. Stir in salt, black pepper, and nutmeg. Next fold in the mozzarella cheese and ham. Add the cooked onions trying not to get the butter you cooked them in, into the egg mixture. Pour into the uncooked pie crust and bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until the egg mixture is set. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
I love to serve this with fruit and then either a green vegetable, usually green beans, or a green salad.