Don't call me QUICHE
Jan. 10, 2014 9:29 pm
Updated: Jan. 13, 2014 10:34 pm
I've been a fan of eggs for as long as I can remember... Mom used to soft boil an egg, and serve it with toast, cut into little strips for dipping into the yolk. Of course, I was not that fond of the "white," but the yolk dripping off the buttered toast
I don't remember just when I ate my first piece of QUICHE, but I must have been a young adult by then. Was it a book that came out titled "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche?" To this day, I have to chuckle over that one! Seems to me that I wasn't impressed
with the quiche... but then I don't recall just what TYPE of quiche it was. Were it full of chopped spinach, I'm sure I would have turned my nose up at it! Spinach was a disgusting mushy mess (all I knew was from a can...) I was not "Popeye!"
Since I "grew up," I've tried stratas and frittatas - eggs are eggs, right? I have found NOT! It must have been about 12 yrs ago that we went to San Francisco for a few days, and I ate my very first Eggs Benedict! Now
THAT is a great breakfast! However, not a "quiche!"
Enter mom moving in with us, and being the shop-a-holic that she's been for years, she returned one day with a cookbook published by the makers of that popular "baking mix." Impossibly Easy recipes for darn near anything you might want to make... It may sound
like a "quiche," but trust... it is not...
Here at Casa de Crazy, I've tried them all. The "Impossibly Easy" are lousy... in fact, I'm not sure just why I haven't rid my shelf of that cookbook! Strata, and Frittata recipes should go away with that infernal book! Something about these dishes just
don't suit my taste, I guess...
Now, if you call me an EGG PIE, it will make the grade... A pastry shell, with a mixture of egg and bacon, or ham, or cheese, or a mix... and pretty much anyting else you might want to toss into the mixture, will be fine here - I just cannot call
it QUICHE! It must be an "Egg Pie." This was a frequent entree on the lunch table at school, when I lived in the UK. Was this a QUICHE, or was it an EGG PIE?
So, at Casa de Crazy, we eat eggs... Fried eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs... on on the rare occasion, an EGG PIE for dinner. Just... don't call it
Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Crazy... but DON'T be a quiche!