Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In Quiche You're in a Hurry!

So, last week I made Irish Soda Bread with
buttermilk. I'm not a big buttermilk user, so
I was left wondering what to do with the leftover
buttermilk. Well, we made pancakes one day, but
I still had some left. Not enough for more bread but
enough so that I didn't want to just toss it out.

Then I had one of those days where everything that could
go wrong did (one child home sick from school, the new puppy
clearly not appreciating that peeing is an outdoor activity if you're
a dog or -- in my house -- a boy, misplaced keys, and a toilet that had
gone on strike and didn't want to flush anymore, good times!).
Then dinner time rolled around and found me, scratching my head
wondering what I could pull together that everyone would eat.
I looked in my frig and decided a quiche was in order. But I wanted
to use up the buttermilk, so I decided to work it in as well and here's
how it turned out.



1 (9-inch) pie crust
3 eggs (slightly beaten)
1 cup buttermilk
dash of pepper
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped turkey pepperoni
1/4 cup green onion

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Arrange the pie crust in the pie
plate and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove
the foil and bake for another 5 minutes. Crust should be done.
Lower the oven temperature to 325.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs and buttermilk and pepper. Coat the
cheese lightly with flour and add to the egg mixture. Then add the
pepperoni and green onion. Mix well.
Pour the mixture into the hot crust and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
I served this quiche with peas, salad and bread and it made for a
light but filling supper. I was going to take a picture of an individual
slice all nicely arranged, but the quiche didn't live long enough for
me to manage it. Enjoy!

Jenn McKinlay
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  1. I have never used buttermilk in a quiche before! Yum. I bet that was good. I'm getting into buttermilk mode here because the weather is getting warmer.

    Naughty puppy! They choose their moments, don't they? (And kids do, too!) Hope your household emergencies are calming down!

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  2. I love easy recipes. Will definitely have to try it.

    Hope things calm down in your household.

    pps..loving Sprinkle With Murder.

  3. Great idea for leftover buttermilk, Jenn! I just finished reading Sprinkle With Murder and loved it--one of the most fun reads I ever had.

  4. I LOVE quiche. I'm like a quiche aficionado :) This sounds marvelous :)

  5. Quiche. Simple. Easy. Looks so elegant! Takes so great.


  6. "good times" - LOL. Yes. Love the idea of buttermilk in quiche - I will likely swap in bacon or smoked ham for the turkey pepperoni, but I'm completely on board with the culinary church of -- "My life is crazy! No time to shop! Must use what's in fridge!"

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  7. perfect for Easter Sunday breakfast!

  8. LOL! Thanks for the puppy piddle sympathy!
    Good thing Otto is so darn cute!

    I'm glad we're all quiche lovers here! Honestly, what's not to like?

    And thanks Linda and Dru Ann for the kind words about SPRINKLE! It's such a fun series to write.
    I feel very lucky to have the opportunity!

  9. No oven in our rental, so I'm making crock pot White Chili today. It's 25 degrees outside and there's about a foot of snow on the ground, with more falling.

    I've shared the recipe at my blog (but there's no buttermilk in it). I recall having a recipe that called for buttermilk once, and hubster loves it, so he drank the leftovers. Only now I don't remember what the recipe was.

  10. Would make a great title for a book, "Quiche Off"