Quiche with Waffle Crust Recipe
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Cooking Breakfast With Kids
When you are cooking with your kids, especially younger kids like mine, not only do you want the tasks to be simple so that they can be successful, but you want the food to be able to be cooked relatively quickly. This doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice quality or elegance for your recipes. This quiche recipe is much more simplistic than the traditional version, but still gives both adults and children a chance to enjoy a dish that is often considered to be fancy. These mini quiches are perfect for a Sunday brunch, to serve for company that is visiting, or just to make breakfast a little more special one morning.
A traditional quiche is an egg based dish that is custard like in texture. The mixture of egg and heavy cream, along with the addition of a variety of vegetables and cheese, create a sinfully delicious taste.
In a traditional quiche, the crust is made from pastry dough. It has a rich buttery flavor and flakes with just a small touch of your fork. You can use pre-made pie crusts instead of making your own, but even with that you have to pre-bake the crust before adding the egg and additional ingredients. With this waffle crust version of the traditional quiche, you will be eating your breakfast or brunch quiche in no time at all!
- Prep time: 15 min
- Cook time: 20 min
- Ready in: 35 min
- Yields: 4-6 servings
Ingredients for Quiche with Waffle Crust
- 4-6 toasted waffles, I used previously frozen waffles
- 4-6 eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream, you can substitute milk to make this a lighter version
- 1 cup diced Canadian bacon
- 1 cup diced zucchini
- 1 cup diced, sauteed onion
- 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions for Quiche with Waffle Crust
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- If you are using mini casserole dishes, spray them with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Toast your waffles in your toaster or toaster oven. This will help to keep your quiche crust a little crisper.
- Dice your Canadian bacon and vegetables. If you want your vegetables to be slightly softened in your quiche, saute them for a few minutes in a small pan with a tablespoon of Olive Oil. If you like your veggies to be a little crunchy, then skip this step.
- If your cheese is not already grated, grate your cheese.
- In a medium size bowl, mix your eggs, cream, salt, and pepper until well blended.
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Mini Casserole Dishes for Individual Quiches
7. Place the toasted waffle into the bottom of the mini casserole dishes and push down so that it remains in the bottom of the dish.
8. Next, add any ingredients that you have selected for your quiche. The nice part about making these individualized is that each person can add what they enjoy eating.
9. Finally, ladle the egg mixture over the meat, cheese, and vegetables. You want to add about 1/2 cup of mixture per container. Remember that it will puff up while cooking.
10. Place in the oven at 350 degrees F to bake for about 20 minutes.
11. Remove from oven when the egg has puffed up and is golden brown. When it is springy to the touch, then it is cooked through.
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Simplicity of a Quiche
The beauty of a quiche is that you can put almost anything into this dish and it will be magnificent. There are so many variations that you can create that all you have to do is think of your favorite omelette ingredients and add them to your mini quiche.
Additional Ingredients to Add to a Quiche
peppers (red, orange, yellow, jalapeno)
Taste of a Quiche with Waffle Crust
I have to say that although you will not get the flakiness of the traditional quiche crust, this is an amazing alternative. The taste was incredible and rivaled that of a more traditional recipe. The egg was rich and filled with flavor while the edges of the waffle were crisp. It also got a resounding thumbs up from both kids, a definite must make again in my book!
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