January 6, 2017

Monthly Mystery Munchies #21: Hearty Breakfast Quiche

Imagine this:

It’s bright and early. You woke up on the right side of the bed. You are feeling amazing and you have this unrelenting urge of wanting to dish out an incredible breakfast. Now the very big question to ask yourself:

Will it have some taters?  – Yep.

Will you want some meat in it?  – That’s not even a question. So, of course. In fact, make it 2 types of meat.

Will there be some greens? – But of course. Not just greens, but a hell load of reds too.

Cheese? – Why the hell not.

What about eggs? Surely that’d be too much?  – Of course not, crazy. Eggs are great! It ain’t breakfast without eggs. 

Now that we are clear on the ingredients needed, let’s also just be clear that we do not want to spend more than 10 minutes on our feet or more than half an hour waiting around for breakfast. 

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Some of the ingredients
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In the pan for 5-10 minutes
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Pour it in the tray
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All baked!

Have you caught on with this month’s theme yet?

If you haven’t let me give you a clue: the ingredients used is not the challenge; neither is the time required to cook it nor the colours of green and reds. Rather, I thought I’d keep the theme broad.

Give up?

1000 points if you have guessed breakfast. And when it comes to that, every once in a while, I like a hearty one with a little bit of everything I could get my hands on. After all, it is the important meal of the day.

There really isn’t anything better  than to start your day with a hearty, meaty, cheesy and eggy  baked quiche on a weekend. Just go real easy on the salt.

Hearty Breakfast Quiche
Serves 4
A hearty breakfast mini muffiny eggy quiche that is apt for brunch and would last you till after midday!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 eggs
  2. 1 half cup skimmed milk
  3. Half a cup evaporated milk
  4. 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  5. 200g chicken deli, sliced
  6. 100g chicken meat, cubed
  7. 200g pre-boiled potatoes, cubed (small)
  8. 3-4 cups of spinach, chopped
  9. 1 red capsicum, chopped
  10. 1 tspn rosemary
  11. Half an onion chopped finely
  12. 1/3 chicken bouillon
  13. Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius
  2. Saute chopped onions for a few minutes. Add in chicken meat till they get a little browned
  3. Then add in the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Stir well. Set aside.
  5. Get the muffin tray ready. Spray with grease. Set aside
  6. In a separate container, whisk eggs and milk together
  7. Add in Parmesan cheese and stir well
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste
  9. Mix in the cooked ingredients together into the batter
  10. Pour all of the mixed ingredients into the muffin tray
  11. Bake for about half an hour or till the top turns brown
  12. Serve warm!
Notes
  1. These quiche can be kept refrigerated for 2-3 days and reheated again when you are ready to devour. The use of potatoes make is what made this quiche dish heartier. Feel free to omit if you don't like it.
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You know what though: About a year ago, sometime within this month, I had attempted a quiche dish inspired by my buddy, Gen author of Eat, Play, Clove herself. Incidentally Gen has featured her Crustless Mini Quiches with Brie right about this time of the year…12 months ago!

This is all a coincidence, I swear!

With this month’s theme, I’m heartened to once again give my awesome buddy a big, huge hug as I honour this month’s theme with my tribute to Gen for contributing so much inspiration to creative cooking. Because, comes rain, shine or arthritis, Gen always, always keep you going.

Come, come! Let’s head over to Eat, Play and Clove for a mouth-watering breakfast idea! Also, don’t forget to visit #FiestaFriday as I’m bringing these babies for breakfast over there. 

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Monthly Mystery Munchies features every first Friday of the month in collaboration with Gen, Author of Eat, Play, Clove. Stay tuned for the mysteries we have up our sleeves in the next coming months!

 


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  1. Gen

    Inspired! Can we please just take a moment to appreciate this quiche? I mean, quiche for breakfast? Oh hell yeah! I can’t even describe how much I love this. I would try but it would take days to read. What an excellent idea, and I mean, cheese, POTATOES, meat – I’m dying right now! Fabulous, original idea! Thank you so much for suggesting breakfast this month, it was wonderful to do a theme we’ve never done before. I’m so appreciative of your stellar ideas and awesome recipes. Much love XOXO

    • Of course! Please take many, many moments…because they are many, many mini quiches to enjoy; sitting down or on the go! Is the recipe too long to read you mean?
      Silver Bullet said it was too easy this time…LOL.Then again, it’s breakfast! GLad you enjoyed this one. Your Huevos Rancheros is looking so appetizing!
      You know next month is a little of a killer, right? :0

  2. Oooh, I want! Can you freeze them? They would be perfect for a quick bite on the go!

    • Hmmm…I haven’t tried freezing them. Maybe you can, although I don’t know how much it would affect the texture or the taste for something so eggy. It’s totally ideal for on the go. 😀

  3. Quiche is delicious for any meal and can be customized with all of your favorite ingredients. Your version looks delicious! I have never tried using evaporated milk in a quiche, but I bet it adds to the richness.

    • Hi Wendy! It is indeed…it can get quite addictive but you also would get full quite quickly. You are absolutely right about the richness, it does taste better too, richer…plus it gives the food a little “body”as compared to normal milk.
      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. I love the sound of this hearty recipe! What a great way to start the day! Full of protein, robust and bursting with flavour! Thank you for sharing with FF:)

    • If you love the sound, you’d love the taste and texture! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by, Monika! 🙂

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