So many eggs. Oh my goodness. What do you do with all your extra eggs? And by extra I mean, the eggs that you are selling or hatching. Because here in the Spring, we tend to get a backlog of eggs. One of our favorite ways for using up eggs is to make quiche.
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Quiche for Using Up Eggs
Quiche is a super versatile dish that can be made in a variety of ways, depending on your preferences and what ingredients you have on hand. The basic recipe typically consists of a pastry crust filled with a mixture of eggs, milk, cheese, and other ingredients such as vegetables, meats, or herbs.
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Pie Crust Or Not
You don't actually need a pie crust for quiche, you can make a crustless quiche. You do want to make to coat your pie pan with a non-stick spray.
Alternatively, you'll want to prepare your crust. You can either make your own from scratch or use a store-bought pie crust. Once you've rolled out the dough and lined your pie dish, pre-bake the crust for about 10 minutes to ensure that it's crispy and flaky.
I have only just started making my own pie crust, but that's only because I can use our new food processor to do all the cutting of the butter and water into the flour.
Next, it's time to prepare the filling.
Crack a few eggs into a bowl, and whisk them together with a splash of milk or cream.
Add your chosen ingredients – this is where you can get creative! If you have leftover vegetables from your garden, chop them up and add them to the mix. You could also use leftover meats such as ham or bacon, or fresh herbs like basil or thyme. Grated cheese is another essential component of a good quiche, so be sure to include that as well.
We love broccoli and ham in our quiche!
Once you've mixed everything together, pour the filling into the pre-baked crust and bake in the oven for around 30-40 minutes, or until the quiche is set and the top is golden brown.
When it's done, let the quiche cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. It's a great dish to enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and leftovers can easily be reheated for a quick and easy meal the next day.
Quiche is a delicious and versatile way to use up extra eggs on your homestead. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a satisfying meal that everyone will love.