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Recipe: Christmas Breakfast Quiche

December 20, 2010 | Story by: | Categories: Community, Featured, Food, Recipes

Cary, NC – In our house, we always like to have a hearty breakfast on Christmas morning – something that can cook untended while we tear open the presents and substantial enough to forestall the candy onslaught for at least a couple of hours.

Nothing’s easier or more satisfying for Christmas morning than a breakfast quiche. Prep is quick, variations are endless and the result is predictably satisfying.

The recipe here is called Country Quiche, very much like Quiche Lorraine. Swap out the bacon for Neese’s Sausage and you could have a Tar Heel Quiche.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook the bacon in a pan until crispy. Drain and crumble.
  3. Cook the onions in a tablespoon of the bacon grease.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, flour, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Add bacon, onion, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Mix well. Pour mixture into unbaked pie crust.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until lightly brown on top and firm in the middle. Serve warm.

Variations

For a Mediterranean flair, add tomatoes, spinach or feta cheese to the mix. In Northern Europe, many recipes include apples in a quiche.

Saute the vegetables (or hard fruits) before adding them to the mixture.

What’s Your Recipe for Christmas Breakfast?

If you have a good recipe for a favorite Christmas breakfast, send it to foods@carycitizen.com.

Photo by Johannes-Konrad.

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  2. Lindsey Chester Reply

    December 20, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    I like something I can prepare the night before, refrigerate, then put in the oven while we’re opening the presents.
    Eggs and sausage Strata is always popular, or french toast

  3. Barbara Shepard Reply

    December 21, 2010 at 10:44 AM

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  4. Barbara Shepard Reply

    December 27, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    I tried this for our Christmas breakfast/brunch. I left out the bacon since we have a vegetarian in the group, and added feta cheese and some rosemary. Everyone loved it.

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