I'm trying to be more creative in the kitchen recently. I want to be able to throw something together and it taste amazing, in other words--not be glued to a recipe. I want to create simple, beautiful, and tasty dishes. What better recipe to try this on than a quiche. Seriously, you pretty much can't mess up a quiche and you can add whatever you want to it. So I made one for dinner last week.
Nothing is precise. I'll just tell ya what I did and maybe it'll encourage you to experiment in the kitchen yourself:)
First, I took some frozen shredded potatoes, added them (just eyeballed it to cover the bottom and halfway up the sides) to a greased pie pan and baked it at 425 for about 25 min. About halfway through I added some butter to the crust, just taking several pats of it to add flavor to the potato crust as well as crisp it up a bit.
While the crust was baking, I cooked up some bacon (again, whatever amount you want--I think I used like 6-7 pieces), whisked up about 6 eggs, a little half and half, adding shredded cheddar and even some cream cheese I had in the fridge (about 3 oz). You can add whatever veggies you like. I sliced up some fresh mushrooms and added them to the egg mixture. Then added the bacon to the mix and poured everything into the potato crust.
Lower your oven temperature to 350 and bake until quiche is set in the middle (when you give it a little shake, nothing jiggles). Mine only took about 15 minutes. After taking it out of the oven, add some more shredded cheese to top. I also added fresh basil and chopped up some fresh tomatoes from the garden.
It was delicious and gave me a sense of pride knowing that I created it myself! How about you? Do you whip up your own creations in the kitchen? Or are you a must-stick-to-the-recipe kinda girl? If you've never tried making something yourself, I encourage you to try a quiche--they're super easy to personalize.
Shredded potatoes (enough to cover bottom and up the sides of your pie dish)
A little half and half or milk
3 oz cream cheese
Cheddar or any other kind of cheese, shredded
Cooked bacon, sausage, or ham
Any veggie(s) (mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, etc)
Whatcha think? Think you could be adventurous in the kitchen this week? Let me know what dish(es) you've created and are proud of:) Enjoy creating!