Mix and match the meat and cheese combination to suit your fancy. For example you could use chicken, crabmeat, sliced beef, Swiss, cheddar, or Monterey Jack cheese.
Asparagus will be at its most flavorful if blanched, roasted, or grilled prior to incorporating into the quiche.
Victoria and Camille have been cooking together almost from the moment Camille was born. Camille’s tiny hands broke eggs for cakes, stirred frosting and of course licked the beaters. Victoria couldn’t keep Camille out of the kitchen so she purchased a little lightweight stool for her to stand on in order to reach the counters. Because Camille has been cooking for over 20 years she has become an expert in coming up with her own recipes and cooking ideas. She loves to cook for family and friends alike and I must admit her Banana Bread is out of this world. Here is Camille’s Smoked Salmon Frittata that she concocted last night. It was delicious and naturally there are no leftovers. Give her frittata a try for dinner, lunch or breakfast. It’s nice having a multi-meal dish at your fingertips.
1 Diced Medium Onion
1 Tablespoon Butter
12 Fresh Eggs
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Feta Cheese
1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese
1/4 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
1 Cup Spinach
3/4 Cup Smoked Salmon
1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
Preheat your oven to 350º F. In a medium size ovenproof skillet sauté the onions and butter for about 5 minutes over a medium heat. You will want the onions to be translucent. Turn off the heat and let the onions rest. In a large size bowl add all of the eggs. Whisk until well combined. Add the milk, cheese, mushrooms, spinach, salmon and pepper. If you want to add salt you can, but I chose not to because the salmon is already salty. Mix everything together in the bowl and then pour everything over the onions that have been resting in the pan. Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes until lightly browned and a knife comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Serve directly from the skillet and enjoy. If you’re serving this dish for dinner you could top with sliced avocado. Serves 8
½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
½ Pound Italian Sausage With The Casings Removed
¼ Pound Chopped Mushrooms
1 Bunch Chopped Swiss Chard
8 Ounces Diced White Cheddar
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper. Fold in the cheese and set aside. Warm 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet. You can use a frittata pan if you like, but don’t need to. Add the sausage to the skillet and cook for 9 minutes over a medium heat. Crumble the sausage with a wooden spoon until well browned. Drain off the fat and transfer the sausage to a separate bowl. Set aside. In the same skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the mushrooms and cook for 9 minutes over a medium heat. Stir occasionally until browned and tender. Season with the salt and pepper. Transfer to the bowl with the sausage. In the same skillet heat the final 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook the Swiss chard over a medium heat for 2 minutes until wilted. Transfer to the bowl with the sausage. Return the sausage, mushroom and Swiss chard mixture to the skillet. Cook over a medium heat for 1 minutes. Add the egg and cheese mixture. Cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Cook until the eggs are set and slide the frittata ontio a serving plate. Serves 6
Jalapeno & Tomato Frittata
10 Beaten Eggs
½ Cup Unbleached Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Salt & Pepper To Taste
1 Diced Jalapeno
1 Diced Tomato
½ Diced Red Onion
2 Cloves Grated Garlic
16 Ounces Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
1 Cup Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
¼ Cup Melted Butter
Preheat oven to 400° F & lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
In olive oil lightly sauté onion, garlic, jalapeno & tomato. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, flour, baking powder, salt & pepper. Stir in onion, garlic, jalapeno, tomato, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese and melted butter. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake for about 15 minutes at 400° F. Reduce heat to 325° F and bake for another 35 to 40 minutes. Remove when done, cool slightly and cut into squares. Serves 10
Bacon and Cheese Quiche
4 x Eggs.¾ cup of Cream.¾ cup of Milk.½ cup of Grated cheese.¾ cup of Chopped bacon.1 x Chopped onion.1 teaspoon of Chopped parsley.1 large pie shell.
Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl.
Add the cream, milk, cheese, bacon, onion and parsley. Mix gently to retain the air. Pour into the pie shell.
Bake at 320 F for 35-40 minutes or until the shell is cooked.