This mini breakfast quiche recipe can be made ahead and frozen until serving day. The quiches (or should we call them ‘quichelettes'?) can be filled with the ingredients that suit each individual's tastes. In fact, a make-your-own mini-quiche bar would be simple to organize and would cater to those varying tastes.
I'm still noodling recipes for our graduation weekend. As we are renting an Airbnb, the recipes need to be simple and easily portable; in the perfect world, I will do much of the prep work in advance, in my own kitchen.
Graduation weekend falls on the same weekend as Mother's Day, so we will be combining all sorts of celebrations. If the events all go according to plans (yeah, I know…you don't have to tell me), most of us will gather in the outdoor stadium early Sunday morning for the official graduation and then head back to our rented home away from home for brunch. It's this brunch menu that I am trying to nail down now.
With a gathering of many, it is likely that there will be many different food preferences. Take asparagus, for example. I absolutely adore this springtime vegetable while my son would happily sit for a hunger strike before he would willingly partake. That's why this mini breakfast quiche recipe is so perfect…the quiches can be easily customized to suit each preference. I am going to keep mine simple, offering asparagus, ham, onion and Gruyére cheese for the quiches.
Truly, the beauty of quiches is that with this basic quiche recipe, you can put what you want in your quiche. These are some of my favorite quiche filling ideas.
If it is not written in the Quiche bible somewhere, then it probably should be…you can't have a quiche without cheese…IMHO. That being said, for my lactose intolerant friends, there are recipes that use nut milks and eggs and leave out the cheese altogether. While I think all cheeses are good cheeses, I would tend more towards the ‘drier' cheeses over goat cheese or similar. Try some of these cheese varieties in your quiche (and don't be afraid to use more than one type!):
With the exception of spinach, I would sauté the chopped vegetables prior to adding to them to the quiche:
If I were home, in my own kitchen; another option would be to set up a mini quiche bar so that each guest could make their own quiches with a variety of ingredients.
For the Pastry For the Quiche Filling: You can easily substitute your favorite vegetables, cheese or meats in these mini-quiches. Here are some suggestions:
Quiche Pastry (based on Martha Stewarts Pâte Brisée Recipe)
Nutrition Information: Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 992 Total Fat: 86g Saturated Fat: 50g Trans Fat: 2g Unsaturated Fat: 30g Cholesterol: 399mg Sodium: 1009mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 27g
For the Pastry
For the Quiche Filling:
You can easily substitute your favorite vegetables, cheese or meats in these mini-quiches. Here are some suggestions:
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