This dish is a creation of mine back in my French class in high school. Our high school French class was known for parties, parties and parties. I decided to make something different, so I thought why not a quiche? But with a twist: breakfast quiche!
It sounds weird, but it immediately became a hit among my friends and classmates! It’s really simple to make, so here’s the recipe!
- 2 large or small pie crusts
- shredded hash browns
- a small onion, sliced thinly
- half a stick of butter
- polska kielbasa (this stuff is amazing, you can get this anywhere, publix, sams, walmart)
- ham (can be diced ham, or ham that you use for subs/sandwiches)
- chorizo (spanish sausage, you can get this at any mexican store, or the oriental/latino aisle at any store)
- turkey bacon
- shredded cheese (you can use whatever you prefer, or combine. i used monterey jack, cheddar, queso quesedilla, mozzarella and asadero cheese.)
- 5 eggs
- 1.5 cup of milk
- tomatoes or any vegetable you want
1. What you wanna do first is to brown the hash browns a tad. Saute the butter, onions and hash browns in a skillet for about five minutes, or until its heated. Don’t brown it though. You don’t have to do this, but I do this so that the hash browns aren’t undercooked.
2. In a bowl, mix the eggs and milk in a bowl. Add a
dash of salt. Add your choice of spices (whatever you have in your house, i put italian seasoning, parsley, culantro, achoite and half a teaspoon of sofrito. culantro, achoite and sofrito can be found in any mexican store, or the latino aisle. spices are optional, but that’s what gives your quiche that wow factor, haha)
3. When the hash brown sautee is cooked(not brown), put them in the pie crust. Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees.
4. Then, prepare your meats. You can use whatever meats you wanna use, but what i put in the ingredients is what I used for mine. Anyways, cut them into small pieces, not too tiny though.
5. Sprinkle cheese into the pie crust. You want to kinda fill it up halfway and even it out. Don’t put to much cheese, but don’t be conservative. Then evenly distribute your meat mix into the pie crust.
6. Then pour the egg/milk/spice batter into the pie crust. Be careful, DO NOT FILL IT UP. It will overflow and thats not good. Be slow when pouring and fill it up about 3/4 full.
7. Bake for approx. 30 minutes in 375 degrees . Watch it, you dont want it to be burned. Use a toothpick to make sure its done. If there’s still some liquid that comes out of the fork/knife, put it in for another five minutes. Cut and chill before serving, and enjoy.