I first discovered the flavors in this quiche when I went to cooking school last year. The chefs grilled a piece of Manchego cheese wrapped in serrano ham and it was fabulous! They served it on a salad with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing (recipe here). I have been incorporating serrano ham and manchego cheese into our meals. We've made some quick paninis, and I made some Serrano and Manchego Pinwheels earlier this year.
Chicken Legs requested a quiche for breakfast last weekend. I had some serrano ham in the freezer and decided to use it for the quiche. This quiche is not diet food by any means. It has 8 eggs and 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream. (Oh my!) That being said, the quiche was fabulous. It was super creamy and delicious!
I found the serrano ham at Sam's. I have also seen it at World Market. Manchego cheese is in the deli area at the grocery store. Give this quiche a try if you are looking for an international flare to your next breakfast (or dinner).
Serrano & Manchego Quiche
- 1 (9-inch) frozen deep dish pie crust
- 5 oz Serrano ham, chopped
- 8 oz Manchego cheese, grated
- 8 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Preheat oven to 400.
Place ham and cheese in bottom of deep dish pie crust. Whisk together eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over ham and cheese. (You may have a little leftover).
Bake loosely covered for 45 minutes and uncovered for 10-15 minutes, until center is set. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
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