- A head of broccoli, cut into small pieces
- 1 tbsp of olive oil- you really don't even need this if you'd rather not use it or have run out
- 1 cup of chopped onion- any kind will do, I used a white onion
- 2 tbsps of parsley
- 8 oz of ham cut into small cubes- I bought a package from the packaged lunchmeat section of the grocery store that was already cut & worked great
- 2 tbsp butter- this is to grease the pie pan; next time I'll definitely just use Pam instead so that the quiche doesn't stick
- 2 tbsp of Parmesan cheese from the little green can
- 2 cups half & half
- 2 large eggs PLUS 2 egg yolks
- 1 tbsp of flour
- Kosher salt- I have the kind that you grind & I gave it 10 turns, next time I would give it 6-7 turns
- 1 tsp of black pepper
- 8 oz of grated Swiss cheese
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Bring a pot of water to a boil & cook broccoli for no more than 1-2 minutes.
3. Over medium heat, warm up olive oil in a large skillet (if you decide to use it- otherwise just spray Pam so that nothing sticks to the skillet). Add ham & onions until they are slightly brown, this will take around 10 minutes. Add the broccoli & parsley & cook for 3-5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
4. Grease a pie pan w/ the tbsp of butter (or Pam, if you'd rather). Sprinkle the bottom of the pan w/ 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese.
5. Whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, half & half, salt & pepper.
6. Spread half of the broccoli, onion & ham into the pie pan & sprinkle w/ half of the Swiss cheese. Spread the rest of the broccoli, onion & ham into the pie pan & sprinkle the rest of the Swiss cheese on top. Pour the mixture from step 5 into the pan.
7. Cook on 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Result? A whole lot of wonderful for your taste buds & a great addition to any brunch.
Even Buddy Joe liked it. :)
I was really excited about this recipe because it is SO versitile! As long as you remember how to make the soupy mixture of eggs & half & half, you can add anything else to make a completely different quiche. I think next time I will make a southwest version w/ green, red & yellow peppers, red pepper instead of black, tomatoes, monterey jack cheese & a spicier meat- maybe sausage? Yum... :)