Thursday, May 7, 2009

Potato-Crusted Quiche with Smoked Cheddar and Canadian Bacon

This is my first ever quiche. At least the first one I've made, I'm sure I've eaten a few. I found this recipe at Epicurious and am entering it in this month's Potato Ho Down (also a first) being hosted by Cathy of the Noble Pig.
The recipe is pretty simple, as most quiches are I suppose. You start by steaming some potatoes for about 6 minutes, then lining the bottom of the pie dish with them. I was going to put some up the sides too, but I didn't prepare enough. It seemed to turn out fine anyway. I also salted and peppered the potatoes at this point, because I just wanted to.
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Then I sauteed 1 cup of chopped red bell peppers and 1 cup of onions with some dried thyme in a little olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add the one cup of chopped Canadian bacon to the pan and just heat through. Spoon this over the potatoes.

At this point you have a mixture of 8 large eggs whisked with some salt and pepper ready to go. One cup of smoked cheddar cheese is added to this. (I had a little bit of a hard time smoking the cheddar. I rolled it up in the little papers, but when you try to light it, that stuff just melts!) Pour the egg mixture over the veggies, and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

It comes out looking like this....

And this....

I liked the potato as crust idea, it tasted very breakfast-y.

And you know I was kidding about smoking the cheese, right?

33 comments:

the ungourmet said...

This looks so amazing! I love the potatoes instead of a crust I really want to try it this way next time I make quiche.

Good luck on the contest! This one looks like a winner to me!

James said...

Welcome to quiche land!

Donna-FFW said...

Julie- This looks fantastic, I love the idea of adding, using potatoes. It is perfect and that picture has me wanting to reach thfough the screen with my fork!

Grace said...

talk about an awesome debut! that's one heck of a quiche--the crust looks thick and unique, and the innards are fantastic too. bravo!

Tiffany said...

Yum! I love quiche and I like that this one uses potatoes instead of a crust. that's a pretty dish you baked it in.

Pam said...

What I would give for a thick slice of this quiche - it looks terrific.

WhisperingWriter said...

Stopping by from SITs.

That looks amazing. My stomach just growled.

justjuli said...

Looks delicious! I'll have to try it sometime - substituting the Canadian bacon for something else...

Krystal said...

I love this! I've made a similar one (I think there are a MILLION quiche recipes out there) that uses hashbrowns for the crust, and pepper jack cheese. We love it, and I can't wait to try yours.

Sophie said...

This looks very tasty and beautiful :).

Brindi said...

I have tried smoking almonds (they seem to stay in the wrapper better), but have never smoked cheddar.

This looks easy and good!

The Blonde Duck said...

Sweet Wounded Wuffles. I'm drooling. I love Quiche. I love cheese. I love bacon.


Drooooooooollllllllllllllllll

Tommy Chong said...

That cheese was harsh, dude. Pass the roach...

{Katie Lane} said...

As usual this looks amazing

noble pig said...

I love this..the perfect ho down celebration! Yahoo! Love the crust thickness too!

Melissa Papaj Photography said...

That looks so delightful! Just stopping by from SITS!

Yaya said...

I LOVE quiche!

Robbie S.Redmon, LPC said...

Hi, just stopping over from SITS! Great site. Thanks for all the info.

AndreaQ said...

awesome idea using potatoes for the crust! I get so sick of regular quiche crust-looks like a nice way to change it up.

Little Lady Cakes said...

I salt and pepper just because, all the time, too.

Thank you for stopping by..from one foodie to the other!

John Deere Mom said...

You had me at bacon...

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

This looks so fantastic! I can't wait to make it. Thanks!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I'm with the Blonde Duck. I don't think there are any ingredients that I am not lusting after.

Well done!

-Francesca

biz319 said...

I love quiche, and this is a great idea to use the potatoes - I have yet to do a potato ho down - keep meaning to!

MaryRC said...

oh man all my favorite ingredients... yum

PINKMONKEY said...

Oh yum!!!

Vivienne said...

This looks really good and I will add it to my "try" file.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
:)

Buckeroomama said...

This looks yummy! Can't wait to try it one of these days.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Ingrid said...

I love the humor you add to your posts. I always come off as a dork when I try to be funny.

Good for you on all your firsts!
~ingrid

Mary said...

This looks amazing. Perfect for breakfast and breakfast for dinner.

Debbie said...

This recipe was a great find! Can't wait to try it.

Mrs. L said...

I love canadian bacon and usually have some on hand so this sounds like something I could make.

bigsis said...

What a beautiful dish! You might expect potato in a frittata, but not in quiche. It's a great idea!