I love quiche, but my family, not so much. I knew going into this one that I’d have to have an alternate dinner of grilled chicken with spaghetti squash ready for the rest of the family to eat once they’d declared their detest for my good cooking. But I love broccoli. And bacon. And cheese. So, after having this pinned for a while, I decided it was time to try it out.
Original recipe: Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche by Savory Simple
Modifications: The only modification I made to the recipe was leaving the salt out of the custard. I felt it might be overkill since I already had salt on the broccoli plus the bacon.
Procedure: This recipe came together rather easily. I had never “blind baked” a pie crust before, so I had to look that up. Basically, it means to cook the pie crust part of the way with a bunch of dry beans piled on wax paper on top of your pie crust, which keeps the crust from bubbling up, which it would do if you tried to cook it empty. So, I learned something new. The rest of the directions were a breeze. Fry some bacon, cook the broccoli in the grease, whip up a custard of milk, cream & eggs, then throw it all in the pie crust. Easy peasy.
Verdict: While I thought the quiche was excellent, and ended up eating most of it myself, I did make my family (minus the child with the egg allergy) each taste a bite. My eldest promptly spit it out, saying it was “gross” and my middle child, who is usually my “good” eater stated that it pretty much tasted like puke. So, there you have it. Not a child favorite. My husband doesn’t really care for broccoli. He said it was “okay” but wouldn’t ask for it again. I did take some next door to my mother-in-law, who agreed it was good. So, either she was trying to make me feel better, or she really just has good taste, like myself. I mean, it’s bacon, eggs, broccoli and cheese. In a pie crust. What’s not to love? Much, according to my children. I suppose if I make this again (which I wouldn’t mind) I’ll have to make it for a ladies’ brunch or something because clearly my family is not cultured enough to appreciate it.
This is Day 6 of a 31 day series on actually cooking recipes I’ve pinned.
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