Quiche is definitely French cuisine, but has become just as popular in many countries, including the United States. It's a savory dish with eggs and cheese, but you don't have to stop there; adding veggies, seafood, or even meat makes this a complete meal. Typically a crust consists of a pie dough rolled out and the "custard" pour over. I didn't have time to make up pie dough this morning, so I turned to bread, which not only made for a lovely crust, but the "crusts" of the bread was turned into croutons to top this dish. This morning, I kept it pretty simple at my first try, but next time, I will add some sauteed mushrooms, maybe spinach, and substitute Gruyere cheese for the sharp cheddar!
(Recipe makes 2 individual quiches)
4 large eggs
3 slices of multi-grain bread
1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 T Half-&-Half cream
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350F-degrees. Remove the crusts from all four sides of the bread. Cut into small pieces and place in a skillet with 2T butter, 1T olive olive and 1/8tsp. Garlic Powder. Toss the bread cubes and coat thoroughly. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring until toasted. Set aside.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the center is set and the crust is golden brown. I simply added some veggie bacon and sliced oranges to complete the meal. Quick and Easy...Enjoy!