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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Broccoli Bacon Leek Quiche

It sounded lovely. It seemed a great use of all the leeks in my produce box from Talley Farms..I did the whole process and almost posted but decided to wait for one important factor. Did it taste good?
Oh, my goodness did it!!!
Here is what you need (I made two at a time so this is a double recipe)
2 pie shells
1 pkg bacon
1-2 cups shredded cheese (I use cheddar)
2 brocolli heads
2-3 leeks
10 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup melted butter (melt ahead of time to let cool a bit)
1 tsp thyme
I keep my bacon partly frozen so I can cut it in nice chunks.

Wash your leeks well in a sink of cold water.
Two pie shells par cooked at 375 for about 20 min.  I put foil and beans in mine but it still bubbled a bit.  I need to get one of those forms.  I'm not good at pie dough on any level.

Chop your leeks, and broccoli (try to cut small and take off all stems but don't throw those away!) Mix butter (cooled a bit), egg, milk, thyme, and S&P.

Cook the bacon till crisp. I like to use a soup pot to keep the grease down.  Plus, you will use some of the drippings too cook your veggies.

Drain on a napkin or towel and set aside.

Pour out most of your bacon fat but save enough to cook greens. 

Cook for about 10 min until tender.  Season with Salt and Pepper while cooking.

Sprinkle bacon in pie pans and top with veggies.

Add shredded cheese.

Wisk up egg mixture and pour over each pie.  I had two very different sized pie pans. 

Bake at 350* for about 25-30 min

Let Cool.  I served with Honey Greek Yogurt and fruit.  It was amazing. I'd add a muffin on the menu too, that would go well. 

EVERYONE wanted more.  Emma is having a second slice.  It was rich and yummy and full of veggies too that had that perfect softness kids go for.

The recipe I used had too much butter and egg mixture.  I had enough left over for another pie. I have changed the amounts in the above recipe but depending on your pie pans you may have too much or too little. I put this in a jar because I can pour it over anything interesting to make another quiche.

This weeks produce box has more leeks and brocolli so I will be making more of these.  Because bacon is fatty and expensive, I will be trying it with finely chopped turkey ham.