It was the early eighties when my mother was shoe-boxing recipes from her magazines and television shows that I first had a quiche. Perhaps I should clarify? I had some American concoction of eggs over toast in a 13x9 pan which barely resembled quiche. Quiche was cool after all, so much so that it became a feminine symbol of the kitchen. Men now afraid of the new feminist French movement cowered in the corner together ridiculing any of their own who would eat such an abomination to the American diet. They even developed a slang term, the quiche-eater, as coined by author Bruce Feirstein in his book "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche".
I suppose I never quite knew what real quiche was until I started traveling to Europe. After spending a few nights in Amsterdam (oddly enough) and witnessing the madness and beauty of the French quiche (derived from the German word Kuchen, meaning cake), I decided right then and there to end my family's interpretation of quiche by trying something new with our "family recipe".
My Quick Quiche recipe isn't quite French, but it's not trailer-park and hillbilly either. In under 12 minutes you can have a delicious savory French breakfast pie that would impress the quiche lovers in your life, but as far as men- there's no telling!
What you need:
1 Pillsbury Pizza Dough
Sausage, bacon and/ or veggies.
What you do:
- Prehate oven to 400F
- Take a small pie pan, and spray with non-stick spray.
- Unroll dough and press edges around pan
- Pre-bake dough for 6 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook sausage, bacon and eggs (and/or veggies etc.)
- Remove from oven and butter the dough with a brush.
- Fill quiche, pressing down as necessary with cooked eggs and meats.
- Grate cheese and top quiche generously.
- Bake for another 6 minutes.
- Butter edges one last time.