Last night, I decided to make something I've been wanting to try for awhile, but wasn't sure how to do it. I finally took the plunge, posted "Quiche is basically eggs and veggies, right?" on Facebook and got some helpful replies. "Add milk", "spinach & tomatoes", etc. I learned that a quiche typically has a crust, cheese and bacon with the eggs, so what I made was a frittata. Frittatas are also usually whipped more, incorporating more air than quiches, to make them fluffier.
I grew up calling it quiche, so forgive me if I use "frittata" and "quiche" interchangeably. ;)
My experiment worked great! I baked it last night, put it in the fridge, after it cooled some, and heated up pieces for breakfast. E1 & E2 weren't too sure about it, but E3 and I were quite enthusiastic. I also sent some along with EDaddy for his breakfast at work. The eggs I have are local, free range, so some of the yolks were a vibrant orange. I purposely didn't completely whip them together, because I wanted the varying color to come through. It looks like there's cheese on it...
I liked having it ready so much, that I made another after breakfast, ate one piece and put the rest in the fridge. I left out the leeks and added thawed, cooked mini shrimps without tails.
Frittata aka Quiche in Maryland
1/4 cup almond milk (try to use unflavored, I didn't realize I had unsweetened vanilla until it was too late, but it turned out fine)
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped (I used frozen)
some leeks (put these on half)
4 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Opt. shrimp, tomatoes, hashbrowns, other veggies or meats
Put chopped broccoli, leeks and any other veggies or meats in the bottom of the pan. I used a circular cake pan.
Sprinkle oil on top of the veggies.
Mix eggs, milk, salt & pepper in a bowl, then pour over veggies.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done.