9/9/08

Quiche vent

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:
pie crust
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
3 eggs

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.

5 comments:

Deanna said...

I'm laughing. And wondering if I'm sorry I ate three pieces.

You must have missed her announcement that she doesn't cook the onions in the bacon fat anymore because that would be unhealthy. She cooks the bacon, throws the bacon fat away, and cooks the onions in oil.

No, I'm not sorry. And I think I even got one cooked in bacon fat.

Samantha said...

I cant believe she handed you a recipe to follow. Insane.

Betsy said...

I haven't even ever ate quiche! :)

Kira said...

That is the most anal-retentive quiche request I've ever heard of. ;) What would she have done if you'd just shown up with a quiche done your own way? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Gretchen: if that quiche would kill a person, then my quiche will kill by smell alone. 6 eggs, 2 cups cream, 2 lbs bacon ends, and the crust has 2 sticks of butter.

It's good, though!