How to make a man sized quiche
Its a bit of a poser this one, “Do real men eat quiche”? Well, to my mind, plonk a large slice of quiche, containing, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, cheese etc, in front of them & as long as you call it a breakfast quiche & they are not vegetarian, they probably do. Just look at it this way, the quiche in the header photo is just, breakfast on a pastry plate!
Below, you will find the recipe for a man sized breakfast Quiche. The pastry recipe you will find as a previous Christmascountdown post, by clicking the link. At the bottom of the page, you will also find some variations, which may also help you use up your Festive leftovers, when the time comes.
Big Breakfast Quiche
Time taken 45 mins + cooking & chilling. Equipment 1. 13cm Deep fill flan tin.
225g Short crust pastry Follow the link for recipe
200g Bacon off cuts. (Cheaply bought from your butcher. You get nice chunky bits) Dry fried.
5, Large Free range eggs
200 ml Milk
200g Chestnut Mushrooms, sauted
2 Fresh Tomatoes, Sliced
150g Grated Cheddar Cheese
1 Tab Olive oil.
Seasoning + (Cayenne pepper, nutmeg & thyme if liked)
Make the pastry, according to the recipe, pop in the fridge to chill while you a preparing the filling.
Preheat the oven to 200f 400c Gas 6 With a large tin baking tray inside.
Dry fry the bacon, remove & drain on kitchen paper add, 1tbspn oil to the pan & quickly saute the mushrooms.
Lightly grease flan tin with oil.
Line the tin with pastry, crimp the edges & placed the cooled bacon & mushrooms on the base.
Beat together eggs, milk & seasonings, pour into the tin.
Place the tomato slices on top & spinkle with the grated cheese.
Carefully place on the heated tray, in the oven & bake at the above temprature for 15mins. Reduce the temp to 180c 350f Gas 4 & bake for a futher 25 – 30mins, until puffed up & golden brown.
Serve to your man with a side of baked beans.
Replace the bacon & veg with smoked salmon, chopped dill & blanched fennel. Use 2 Whole Eggs & yolks of 3. Replace 1/2 the milk with double cream. Omit Cheese.
Use, pitted black olives, sundried tomatoes, garlic, roasted green peppers & Bazil. Top with Grated Parmesan.
Blanch Tenderstem Broccoli Spears, add to pastry shell & top with crumbled Blue Cheese.
Use, chopped left over turkey & veg. Cheat & pour over a can of Cambells Condensed Chicken Soup. Use left over pastry to make a lid. ( Roll trimming to the size of your tin) Place on top ofthe filling, brush with milk & make a small steam hole in the middle of the lid. You now have a turkey & Veg pie. And YES real men do eat these.
Don’t forget, you can always line a small patty tray to create, individual tartlets. Great with drinks.
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