Let’s get this straight, real men not only eat quiche, they make it too. Especially when they discover that there will be six adults instead of four for Mother’s Day luncheon.
The Easy and Elegant Life Vite! Quiches (Makes four quiches that serve somewhere around eight adults, depending.)
2 packages of prepared pie crusts, pricked with a fork and baked until golden (about 13 minutes in a 400ºF oven)
2 pints (4 cups total) of whipping cream (or mix together one pint cream and one pint skim milk)
Salt, pepper, dash of nutmeg
1/3 package of precooked and cubed ham (I used a Tyson brand found in the deli section of my supermarket)
1, 4 oz. block of Gruyère, grated
1 7 oz. block of ancient and venerable white cheddar, grated
2 scallions, minced
Sauté the ham bits in butter, set aside. Sauté the scallions in butter, set aside.
Beat together three eggs, a pint of whipping cream (or the half and half mixture), the nutmeg, salt and pepper until blended. It takes no time at all. Mix in the grated Gruyère cheese. Place the ham at the bottom of two of the pie crusts. Cover with the custard mixture.
Repeat the steps making the custard, but substitute the cheddar for the Gruyére. Spread the scallions on the two remaining pie crusts. Pour the custard on top. Snip chives over the top to make it look pretty.
Bake quiches in a 375ºF oven for about 35 minutes or until a knife blade inserted into the center of the quiche comes out clean.
May be served at room temperature. Accompany your quiches with a green salad dressed with a red wine vinaigrette and some steamed asparagus. We drank a rosé.