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Friday, April 29, 2011

Chorizo Quiche


A few weeks ago we ventured out for our traditional Saturday lunch.  We decided to go to Another Broken Egg in Mountain Brook.  We had eaten breakfast there once before and wanted to give the lunch items a try.  I scanned the menu and quickly decided on the Big Rooster - grilled chicken, bacon and swiss.  It was the best chicken sandwich ever!  I could eat it every day.  Chicken Legs couldn't resist the breakfast items and went with the breakfast sampler.  It consisted of a waffle, potatoes, bacon and quiche.  The quiche that day was a chorizo, monterey jack and green chilies quiche.  It was fantastic!  I immediately knew that we would make our own version at home. 

I went all out on this quiche and even made the crust.  This was my first attempt at making a pie crust from scratch and it wasn't as difficult as I thought.  I still need some practice, but it was really good.  The quiche was light and fluffy with tons of great flavor.  We ate this for lunch and served it with some chips, salsa and guacamole.  I think it would be equally as good for breakfast or brunch with some hash browns.




Chorizo Quiche
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
2 Tbsp water

Quiche
 1/2 lb chorizo, cooked and crumbled
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 Tbsp green chilies (or more if you like)
3 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp cumin
salt
pepper

Preheat oven to 375.

Crust
Measure the flour by the dip-level-pour method.  Mix flour and salt.  Cut in shortening.  Sprinkle with water; mix with fork.  Round into ball.  Roll out 1-inch larger than inverted pie pan.  Ease into pan, flute and prick pastry with fork. 


Quiche
Press chorizo, cheese and chilies into bottom of pie crust. Beat the eggs, cream and milk, and seasonings in a mixing bowl until blended. Check seasonings. Pour into pie crust. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes to an hour, or until quiche has puffed and browned.



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11 comments:

  1. Looks like a keeper recipe.

    I think I heard them advertising one of those here. Will Google and see if I was hearing correctly.

    Have a good weekend,

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  2. "Mountain Brook" ? Hails, I cant afford that !

    I lives in Mountain BROKE !

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  3. Oooo,this looks yummy.
    So does the cake in your last post.
    I just found your blog last night.
    I was looking online for a skillet bread recipe and your blog popped up with your Garlic Parm Skillet Bread.
    It was so yummy!
    Certainly going to be a fav in our house from now on.
    Have a great day!

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  4. Looks like a real winner Steph.

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  5. Love this. I think the cumin sounds like a wonderful ingredient here.

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  6. Chorizo and eggs got together perfectly!

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  7. I was thinking of making a quiche later this week...will definitely keep this in mind!

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  8. This is totally up my alley - I wish I had a slice right now!!

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  9. Made this with chicken chorizo. It think soy chorizo would work too.

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  10. I made this with soyrizo and egg whites only and it turned out wonderful

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  11. I made this and also added in onion. spinach, bacon pieces, tomato, and subbed cheddar cheese. Very good!! For future versions of this I'll add in another egg and use less cream/milk. Only issue was the crust was so bland and unnecessary, next time I'm going to make the "pie crust" out of shredded or pressed hashbrowns!!

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