Potato crusted quiche

A nice change from the traditional crust of a quiche, this potato crusted quiche is very easy to make and so delicious will be a favorite in your family.
A nice change from the traditional crust of a quiche, this potato crusted quiche is very easy to make and so delicious will be a favorite in your family.

Summer has come and gone. Before I knew it, I’m already buying school supplies for my baby girl, sorting though the closet to see what clothes still fit her and which ones need to be put away. She grew so fast! It seems like yesterday we were doing a happy dance in the living room as soon as she took her first steps, the same living room she’s now riding her bike in.

Where did time fly? I have no idea. There are days that go by so fast I realize it’s dinner time and I hardly had time to finish my breakfast. We’re out and about all day, doing chores around the house, getting together we friends.

Dinner time has become more of a “whatever I can make the fastest”. Lots of times it was just a toss salad, other times a veggie omelet and of course, there are times when I put a little effort into making dinner.

This potato crusted quiche may sound like I put a lot of time and effort into it, but the truth is it comes together in no time and it’s pretty effortless.

Potato crusted quiche recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

Since there’s no need to wait for the crust to be ready, you cut on the prep time.

Simply start by shredding the potatoes (squeeze out as much liquid as possible) and mix them with crumbled bacon. I love the mixture of bacon and potatoes! Actually the salt in bacon is exactly what the creamy potato needs to bring it to the next level. Cook the potato crust for about 3 minutes in a hot cast iron skillet. I actually saved the bacon fat and used it to grease the pan but you can use olive oil if you prefer.

In a small bowl combine some smoked cheddar cheese (yes, I have a thing for smoked cheddar cheese), eggs, small diced ham and green onions. Pour over the potato crust and bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes.

40 minutes is all it takes to make this potato crusted quiche. Just like that you have made yourself a fabulous meal perfect for dinner or lunch!

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Potato crusted quiche recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Potato crusted quiche recipe

A nice change from the traditional crust of a quiche, this potato crusted quiche is very easy to make and so delicious will be a favorite in your family.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 2 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat or olive oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 4 oz ham, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 oz smoked cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place potatoes in large fine-mesh sieve. With hands, squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Mix with the crumbled bacon.
  3. Heat a 10 or 11" cast-iron skillet on medium-high until hot. Add bacon fat or oil and heat until very hot, brushing to evenly coat bottom and side. Add potatoes and bacon and with a rubber spatula, quickly spread in a thin, even layer over bottom and all the way up side to rim, gently pressing potatoes against pan to form a crust. Patch any holes by using spatula to spread potatoes over them. Cook 3 minutes or until browned.
  4. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the milk. Stir in ham, green onions and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the potato crust.
  6. Place the skillet into the hot oven and bake for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Use thin spatula to release the potato crust from the pan and cut into wedges to serve.

Notes

recipe slightly adapted from Good Housekeeping

http://roxanashomebaking.com/potato-crusted-quiche-recipe/

Happy baking,

Roxana

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    Hello! My name is Roxana and I'm a self-taught baker, wanna-be photographer and the writer behind Roxana's Home Baking, where I share original and adapted scratch recipes. 

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