I know--what in the world could possibly be offensive about quiche?
We're having our ladies' brunch at church today and I asked the lady coordinating if she needed anything. She asked if I could make a quiche. I mentally ran down the list of things in my house and said, 'Sure.' thinking that I had a pie crust, eggs, cheese, broccoli, bacon, spinach, corn, red bell peppers and Hatch green chiles and could make a heck of a quiche.
Until she digs out her recipe.
Get a load of this:
4 slices of bacon fried, save the drippings
1 onion sliced into rings and cooked in the bacon fat
3/4 C of ham
8 slices of swiss cheese
An entire CUP of heavy cream
1/4 t dried mustard powder
Seriously? I have always considered quiche as a means to sneak vegetables onto the breakfast table. I have never made a quiche with fewer than a dozen eggs. And a CUP of cream?
I went to the store yesterday to get the cheese and ham, used bacon crumbles, eggs, crust and an onion I had on hand, and stole the bacon fat from a friend of mine. Yes--we are using secondhand illicit bacon grease for the church breakfast.
The quiche is baking as we speak. I may have to take some pamphlets on cholesterol with me, and possibly a defibrillator, but it smells divine.