Happy National Single’s Awareness Day!! This year I will not be wasting away as a singleton on Valentine’s Day, gorging myself with chocolates and sappy romance movies. No, this year I will gorge myself with chocolate, sappy romance movies, AND wine! Big changes this year: still single, but now legal! Ya win some, ya lose some? What can I say! In spite of my not-so-spitefulness for being single, I do have a recipe for you folks, single or taken. Whether you share it with your lovey or savor it alone, there’s something a tad romantic, and undeniably chic about a lovely quiche. (For the record, if I did have someone to bake a quiche for on this special day, might I suggest baking it in heart ramekins or cutting slices out with a heart cookie cutter. Awe!)
There are two things I love about quiches:
1.) They make a great breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner. Quiches are truly an unbiased meal. And they are best accompanied by a green salad with a simple vinaigrette, like this one.
2.) You can buy a pre-made pie crust, and save yourself some time and ingredients for about $3 or you can follow the video recipe on this page. Also, you can fill a quiche with whatever sounds appealing to you. Some suggestions: different cheeses such as parmesan, mozzarella, brie, or swiss; mushrooms; spinach; bacon; sausage; asparagus; bell peppers; olives.
Caramelized Onion, Broccoli, and Cheddar Quiche
Makes about 6 servings
- 1 tablespoon olive oil - one quart extra virgin olive oil runs about $5 at most grocery stores and will last you a long time
- 3/4 cup yellow onion, diced - about $1
- 1/2 teaspoon honey - about $3 for a 12 oz jar
- dash of salt and pepper
- 4 eggs - approximately $2 for a dozen
- 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt - $1.50
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese - about $2.50 for a 6 oz block
- 1/2 cup broccoli heads, cooked and diced - about $2 for a frozen bag or about $2.50/pound fresh
- 1 pre-made pastry or pie crust - $3
Approximate cost: $7.50 which makes 6 servings at $1.25 each
Approximate cooking time: 40 minutes
Preheat the oven to bake 400. Heat olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add diced onions, honey, and salt and pepper to taste to sauce pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent and slightly browned. Mix eggs, yogurt, and shredded cheese in a bowl.
Distribute onions and broccoli (and any other desired ingredients) inside pie crust.
Pour egg, yogurt, and cheese batter (after being fully whisked together) on top of ingredients.
Smooth the surface of your quiche, making sure ingredients are well distributed.
Bake at 400 for 35 minutes until you can poke the center of the quiche with a toothpick and it comes out clean. Allow quiche 10 minutes to cool out of the oven before enjoying.