Saturday, January 5, 2013

HASHBROWN CRUST QUICHE

The beauty of this recipe, besides its "yummy-ness",is that it is ultimately consumer friendly. You can add (or subtract) your favorite veggies or meat to your liking...don't like mushrooms? Don't add them. REALLY like broccoli? Double the amount used. It all works and turns out great. The hashbrown crust is a nice, easy, and tasty change from the traditional quiche crust.


 3 cups UNcooked shredded hashbrown potatoes
1/3 cup melted butter (I use a little less)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup diced cooked breakfast meat
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (optional)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (pepper jack is good too)
4 eggs
½ cup milk
1 cup broccoli pieces
½ cup diced red bell pepper
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Mix the melted butter with the uncooked shredded hashbrowns and press into a 9" pie plate (I use an 8"x8" pan) sprinkle with salt and pepper. I like to use "Simply Shred" potatoes that you find next to the eggs in the market (not frozen). If you use frozen hashbrowns, thaw completely and dry them between paper towels before using.

Bake in a pre-heated 425F oven for 20 minutes or until the potatoes start to brown. Remove from oven.
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Top with the meat and veggies. I like to use thin cut Black Forest ham, but cooked breakfast sausage works well and of course you can't go wrong with crisp crumbled bacon!! I also saute the veggies just a little before putting them on top of the hashbrown crust; top with shredded cheddar (or cheese of your choice).
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Whisk the eggs, milk and ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper together and pour over everything. Don't be tempted to add extra eggs.
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Reduce heat to 350 and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden on top.

5 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I've always wanted to try the hash brown crust, sounds great:@)

betty r said...

Looks wonderful Coleen, I had this at a friend's house, it is so good!

Donna (Texas) said...

This looks Wonderful! I'll have to give it a try...and we love mushrooms!

Katy ~ said...

Totally yummy! I make something similar, but yours looks MUCH better!

Neil Johsnon said...

Amazing recipe that is easy to tweak to your liking. I added pork roll as the meat and also skim milk low fat cheddar and half the butter click herewith the hash browns and it tastes just as good.