Monday, August 26, 2013

Asparagus Quiche

When I think of quiche, I think of Sunday brunch. At every hotel, restaurant or retirement community I worked at we had Sunday brunch and quiche was a staple. I really like quiche but am not a fan of Sunday brunch because, all I want to do after I eat a Sunday brunch is take an afternoon nap! So this is my "go to" quiche for dinner...I usually serve it with a salad of field greens and fresh vegetables. 
So whether you are a fan of quiche for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner this is a nice tasty quiche.
Asparagus Quiche
Serves 6
10 turkey bacon strips, diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 pound fresh asparagus trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon all purpose flour 
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 9 inch pastry shell
5 eggs
1/2 cup fat free half and half
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
  2. In a pan cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and place on paper towels to soak up excess grease. Reserve one tablespoon of drippings from pan.
  3. Sautee onion in drippings on medium heat until soft. Drain.
  4. In a sauce pan boil water. Cook cut asparagus in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. (Asparagus should be crisp-tender and tends to turn a bright green when it is cooked) Drain and cool with cold water.
  5. In a bowl toss the bacon, onion, asparagus, cheese, flour, salt and pepper. Place mixture into pastry shell.
  6. Beat eggs and half and half together and pour over asparagus mixture.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and crust is golden brown.
  8. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.