Sunday, August 31, 2014

8/31/14 ChefElla's Back To School Quiche Sandwiches

The first day of school can be so busy.  School supplies, new clothes, backpacks, lunch, waking up on time, and your little sister complaining can leave you forgetting the most important thing, breakfast.  It is so easy to skip breakfast when you are busy.  Everything else seems more important, and you just don't miss breakfast until you are sitting at your desk and your stomach starts talking to you and by then it is too late.  Eating breakfast doesn't only make you smarter it keeps you going all day long.  My breakfast quiche recipe helps you keep on track and on time while getting ready for school and it might even free up enough time for your parents to eat breakfast with you too.

For this recipe you will need to use a knife and the oven.  If you are not allowed to use a knife
or the oven by yourself you can have a grown up help.
1. Wash your hands.
2. For this recipe you will need measuring spoons and cups, a whisk, a knife, a cutting board, a
    large mixing bowl, a small bowl, and a 12 cup muffin tin.

ChefElla's Back To School Quiche Sandwiches (This recipe will make 10-12 servings)
12 ea.           Whole Wheat or Multi-Grain Mini-Bagels
                     -You can use a small roll or biscuit if you prefer.
5 ea.             Eggs
1 1/4 Cup     Milk, or Milk Alternative (Use a non-flavored milk alternative)
6 oz              Ham, Small Diced
                     -For your mini-quiche you can use whatever kind of meat you like (sausage, bacon,
                     steak, lox, chorizo, or soy crumbles).  If you do not want meat in your quiche you
                     can substitute vegetables (mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, or a
                     combination of vegetables).
6 oz              Cheddar Cheese, Shredded                
                     -For your mini-quiche you can use whatever kind of cheese you like (jack, feta,
                     pepperjack, colby, soy cheese, etc).
                     -If you are making a cheese only quiche just double the amount of cheese in the recipe.
1/2 tsp         Kosher Salt
1 tsp             Hot Sauce
                     -The hot sauce is not for heat, it adds a nice flavor.  You can use any brand of hot
                     sauce, but I would recommend Tabasco Sauce or Franks Hot Sauce.
As Needed   Pan Spray (Pam, etc.)

3. Pre-heat oven to 375F.
4. In your medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, salt, and hot sauce.
5. In your small bowl mix ham and cheese.
6. Spray each muffin tin cup liberally with pan spray (liberally is a big word meaning use a lot).
7. In each cup add 1/4 cup (not packed) of your ham and cheese mix.
8. Pour about 1/4 cup of egg mix into each cup.  Do not fill pan with egg more than 3/4 full.
9. Bake for 20-25 minutes.  You can check to see if it is done by piercing the middle of the quiche
    with a skewer or knife.  If the skewer or knife comes out without liquid on it, the quiche is done.
10.  Let mini-quiche cool down for 20-30 minutes.  Remove min-quiche cover and place in
       the refrigerator.
       If you would like to freeze quiche for later put them into a freezer safe container or bag and put
       in the freezer.  Let frozen quiche thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
11.  Before school, toast a bagel in the toaster.  Take your quiche from the refrigerator put on a plate
       and heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.  If it is not warm heat for 20-30 more seconds.
12.  Put your quiche on your bagel top with the other half of the bagel and enjoy.  If you heat more
       then one quiche at a time just at 10-15 seconds to your reheat time.

The fun thing about this recipe is that you can make as many different flavors of quiche as you want at a time.  My little sister does not like anything I like so I made her some broccoli and cheese quiche when I made my ham and cheese quiche.

Try your favorite ingredients and create your own special quiche recipe.


- ChefElla

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